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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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
New Subpoenas in Flint: Justice Demands Accountability
“This new development leaves us with a lot of questions. First, how was this evidence sitting in a basement of the state building after being subpoenaed? Who left this evidence in the dark and why? “The people of Flint deserve answers. Hopefully this investigation will yield them. And there needs...
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Monday, June 03, 2019
Ten Democratic Presidential Candidates Would Ban Fracking
A presidential candidate survey released by The Washington Post indicates that ten Democratic candidates – Booker, Buttigieg, de Blasio, Gabbard, Inslee, Messam, Sanders, Swalwell, Warren and Williamson – support a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the U.S. Meanwhile, a poll last year...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Senate Democrats Question USDA Over “Big Ag Bailout” Money
Yesterday, Senate Democrats led by Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging an end to trade mitigation policy purchases that benefit foreign-owned companies, saying that “it is counterproductive and contradictory for these companies to receive assistance...
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
DOE Release Touts Exports of "U.S. Molecules of Freedom" in Orwellian News Release
Yesterday, the Department of Energy announced that it had authorized additional exports of liquified natural gas from the Freeport LNG terminal in Texas. The release quoted officials as saying the product would spread “freedom gas” and that the agency was advancing a “regulatory system that allows...
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Food & Water Watch Calls for Congressional Inquiry Over USDA’s Handling of JBS Scandal
In recent media accounts, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has defended the agency’s policy of awarding trade mitigation bailout money meant for struggling U.S. farmers to JBS – the largest meatpacker in the world, which is currently mired in multiple scandals in its home country of Brazil. In a...
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Cuomo Administration Denies New Fracked Gas Pipeline in NY Harbor
Last night the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation denied a necessary water quality permit for the construction of the Williams pipeline, which would have carried fracked natural gas from Pennsylvania through New York Harbor. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive...
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
MuckRock and Food and Water Watch Join Together on Water Privatization FOIAs
The quality of drinking water can have lifelong effects on an individual's physical, mental, emotional, and financial wellbeing. But funding to maintain and upgrade our municipal water systems has plunged on a per capita basis since the 1970s, and private water companies are looking to capitalize...
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Trump Joins European Official to Tout Dangerous Fossil Fuel Export Scheme
President Trump joined European Commissioner for Energy Maros Sefcovic at the site of a new liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility in Louisiana today in order to promote the industry and push for increased fossil fuel exports to Europe and elsewhere. In the meantime, the Senate is considering...
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Friday, May 10, 2019
Like Oil Companies, 3M Must Be Held Accountable for Its PFAS Cover Up
According to Attorney General Dana Nessel , Michigan is pursuing legal action to address contamination from per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), joining Minnesota , Ohio , New York , New Jersey and New Mexico , which have also filed lawsuits related to PFAS contamination. Yesterday, the...
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Thursday, May 09, 2019
200+ Groups Urge Senate to Oppose European Fossil Fuel Promotion Bill
More than 200 groups sent a letter to U.S. senators today, urging them to oppose the European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019 (S. 704) , a bill that would provide billions of dollars of support for natural gas infrastructure projects in Europe, further incentivizing fracking and...
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