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 09, 2020
Exposed: 3,000% Increase in Aliso Canyon Use Under Gov. Newsom - Despite His Promises for “Expedited” Shut Down
Food & Water Action has analysed data compiled over the last four years and found that the use of the infamous SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility - home to the largest gas blowout in U.S. history - has increased by about 3,000% under Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration. This comes...
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Monday, June 08, 2020
Group Warns USDA May Be Quietly Trying to Outsource Chicken Processing to China
Food & Water Action warns that an email sent by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on June 3, 2020, could point to a plan to outsource chicken processing to the People’s Republic of China as a means to circumvent U.S. inspection standards. "The email, sent at 9:...
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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Court Rejects Meatpacker’s Efforts to Kill Lawsuit Over Slaughterhouse Pollution in South Platte River
A federal district court in Colorado has blocked efforts by the JBS-Swift Beef Company to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch to stop illegal discharges of slaughterhouse pollution into Colorado’s South Platte River. The court’s ruling, which...
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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Trump Executive Order Ignoring Core Environmental Laws is Egregious Authoritarian Act
Reports indicate that President Trump will sign an executive order today that will allow federal agencies to bypass core environmental laws – including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) – to approve large-scale infrastructure projects, including fossil fuel mining and pipelines, in...
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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
State Study Confirms It: Fracking Hurts Babies
A new study by the California Air Resources Board found that pregnant people who lived within 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) of active oil and gas wells in the state were 40% more likely to have babies with low birth weight than those not near active wells. While these discrepancies were more prevalent...
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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Attack on States’ Rights to Reject Fossil Fuel Projects is a Classic, Desperate Trump Temper Tantrum
Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency finalized new procedures that will, if upheld by the courts, significantly curtail the ability of states to reject proposed fossil fuel infrastructure projects under provisions of the Clean Water Act. These water quality provisions have been utilized...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
USDA Spent Memorial Day Weekend Distorting Meat Production
Today, Food & Water Action released an analysis of recent data and USDA reports that proves industry warnings of impending meat shortages to be false, and worker condemnation of meat processing deregulation during the current pandemic, to be true. Among the findings is proof that USDA is...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Cap and Trade Auction Reveals Weakness of Market-Based Climate Policy
Today, California is conducting its quarterly auction of pollution allowances under the state’s cap-and-trade program. Due to the massive drop in fossil fuel demand, analysts expect the auction to generate substantially less revenue than anticipated. In response, Food & Water Action Policy...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Oregon Department of Agriculture Considers Permitting New Mega-Dairy, Easterday Farms, While Small Dairy Farmers Dump Milk
Stand Up To Factory Farms, a broad coalition of environmental, food safety, family farming, and animal welfare organizations fighting to protect Oregon from mega-dairies, calls on Governor Brown and the Oregon Department of Agriculture to protect small dairy farmers during the COVID-19 outbreak and...
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Majority Leader Hoyer Endorses Gift to the Oil Industry as Dems’ New COVID Package Fails to Block Fossil Fuel Bailout
Today, House Democrats unveiled the HEROES Act, which fails to include provisions of the REWIND Act that would prevent the federal government from bailing out the oil and gas industry. At the same time, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) came out in support of a ploy to get the government to...
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