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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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Groups Petition EPA to Take Emergency Action On Chronic Groundwater Pollution in Rural Oregon
Moments ago, a coalition of public interest groups filed a petition under the Safe Drinking Water Act requesting the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) take emergency action to address groundwater contamination in Morrow and Umatilla Counties. Oregon officials have been unable or...
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Trump Is Letting Chinese Chicken Cross the Road, Endangering U.S. Consumers
Today, President Trump will sign “phase one” of his trade deal with China. While there have been reports that China will make $40 billion in purchases of U.S. farm commodities as part of this deal, the specifics will be secret, as reported by Politico. What we do know is that the Trump...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Iowa CCI, FWW Submit Brief to Supreme Court in Clean Water Lawsuit
Yesterday, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) and Food & Water Watch (FWW) filed a brief before the Iowa Supreme Court , defending a Polk County District Court ruling that the organizations’ lawsuit against the State of Iowa to restore the Raccoon River could proceed to trial. The...
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Monday, January 13, 2020
New Consumer Lawsuit Challenges USDA’s Dirty and Dangerous New Swine Inspection System
Moments ago, Food & Water Watch (FWW), Center for Food Safety (CFS), and two supporting members filed an action against the U.S. Department of Agriculture for issuing New Swine Inspection System (NSIS) rules that undermine pork-safety inspection in slaughter plants. The NSIS rules are a...
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Friday, January 10, 2020
House Passes Long-Fought-For Forever Chemical Action Bill With 247-159 Vote
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act of 2019 (H.R. 535) in a vote of 247-159 to regulate the dangerous lab-made chemicals that have been posing major health risks on communities across the country for decades. Countless reports show that long-term exposure to these...
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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Food & Water Action Endorses Bold, Progressive Challengers for Congress
The national environmental organization Food & Water Action announced its first batch of congressional endorsements today, backing six candidates who are bold leaders committed to taking on the most pressing public health, environmental and climate challenges of our time. The organization has...
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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
House Dems Climate Plan: Insufficient Response to Climate Crisis
Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled a framework for the CLEAN Future Act, a climate plan that purports to achieve a goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by the year 2050. Food & Water Action Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following...
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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Trump’s NEPA Environmental Review Rollback Should Alarm Republicans Too
News reports indicate that the Trump administration is planning a new rollback of environmental review standards on major infrastructure projects. This unprecedented rule change to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) would nullify a longstanding requirement that officials consider the long...
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
FERC Order Props Up Fossil Fuels, Dooms Climate Efforts
Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a long-awaited decision regarding how electricity prices are determined at capacity auction for the PJM regional transmission system. In response, Food & Water Action Climate & Energy Director Mitch Jones released the following...
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Public Interest Groups Sue EPA to Curb Slaughterhouse Pollution
Twelve conservation and community groups, representing millions of people, today sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its decision not to update national standards restricting water pollution from slaughterhouses. EPA’s decision allows thousands of meat and poultry processing plants to...
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