Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Farm Bill Fails to Address Critical Problems with Food System
Yesterday, the Senate approved the conference report for the Farm Bill, less than 24 hours after the text of the bill was released. The House is expected to vote on the bill soon. The following is a statement Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch: “Once again, Congress has...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Trump Steamrolls WOTUS to the Benefit of Agrochemical and Fossil Fuel Industries
“In a brazen move to gut federal pollution safeguards for our waterways and drinking water resources, the Trump administration is releasing a new rule that would replace the Waters of the United States rule. It reportedly will allow industrial agriculture operations to release unregulated amounts...
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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Governors Must Enact Fossil Fuel Moratoria Now, Since Trump Won’t Act
A new report issued today from the Global Carbon Project shows that fossil fuel emissions rose by 1.7% in 2017 and are set to rise 2.7% this year, to 37.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “...
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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Coalition Files Suit Against USDA on Factory Farms
A coalition of eight groups representing family farmers, sustainable agriculture advocates and concerned citizens throughout the country filed suit against the United States Department of Agriculture today. The suit aims to stop a USDA policy allowing industrial agriculture facilities to set up...
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Another Friday News Dump: USDA Posts Alarming Data About Privatized Inspection at Poultry Plants
Last week, on the Friday evening after Thanksgiving Day, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service released alarming new data about poultry plants that have failed its latest salmonella testing for carcasses, parts and comminuted (ground or shredded) poultry. While the...
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Monday, November 26, 2018
Anticipated House Carbon Tax Bill Is Climate Denial, Not Climate Action
News reports today indicate that a bipartisan group of House members – including Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) – plans to introduce a carbon tax bill this week. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
With A Green New Deal, a New Chapter in Climate Activism is Emerging, and a Legislative Climate Solution Already Exists
“We are pleased to see a new chapter in climate activism, with Congress Members-elect joining concerned Americans to demand what is urgently needed – a Green New Deal. In January, Congressional leadership must listen to these voices and move proposals like the Off Fossil Fuels Act, an existing bill...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Election 2018: The Beginning of the Green Wave
“With huge turnout yesterday, voters enabled Democrats to retake the House, electing candidates who are champions on issues from climate and energy to economic and social justice. Across the nation, with 113 million votes so far, we are seeing a repudiation of Trump’s disastrous policies. While...
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Thursday, November 01, 2018
Over 200 Farm, Food and Rural Groups Endorse Agribusiness Merger Moratorium Bills
Today, a broad-based coalition of 213 farm, food, rural, faith and consumer advocacy organizations delivered a letter to Congress endorsing food and agribusiness merger moratorium bills and urging members of the House and Senate to cosponsor the legislation. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
Shocking Study: 15 Million U.S. Residents Had Water Shut Off in 2016
As first reported today by the Associated Press *, a first-ever nationwide assessment of water shutoffs for nonpayment has revealed that households across the U.S. are facing an alarming and hidden water affordability crisis. In its new survey, “ America’s Secret Water Crisis: National Shutoff...
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