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, August 08, 2018
FDA Investigating Possible Link Between Factory Farms and Tainted Lettuce
This week, the FDA acknowledged it is investigating whether a nearby massive concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), or factory farm, could be the source of E. coli contamination of romaine lettuce earlier this year. The tainted lettuce resulted in hundreds of illnesses in 36 states and...
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
USDA Inspectors Pressured to Keep Line Speeds Up Under Privatized Inspection System
Today, advocacy group Food & Water Watch sent a letter to USDA’s Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety to draw attention to a disturbing situation taking place in many large poultry slaughter plants, where USDA inspectors with the agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are being...
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Friday, August 03, 2018
First Big U.S. City Poised To Ban Water Privatization Permanently
On Monday, August 6 , the Baltimore City Council will vote to amend the City Charter to declare its water and sewer system as “inalienable.” This would ban the sale and lease of the water and sewer system. If the mayor signs the resolution by August 13 , the proposed charter amendment will go...
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Friday, August 03, 2018
Three-Year Old Report on Fracking Risks Quietly Published This Week After Cuadrilla Permit Awarded
In 2015, the UK Government’s Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) wrote a report citing the increase of national pollution emissions that would be caused by proposed shale development in Britain. Before the report was finally published this week, Public Health England, UK’s official body for the...
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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Puerto Rico Debt Cancelation Bill “First Step Towards a Just and Equitable Recovery”
Yesterday, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders introduced the “ U.S. Territorial Relief Act of 2018 ” that would cancel tens of billions of dollars of Puerto Rico’s debt and relieve the debt of other U.S. territories ravaged by hurricanes. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
New Report Exposes “Cleanwashing” in California: State Renewables Program Includes Dirty, Polluting Energy Sources
A new evaluation by the advocacy group Food & Water Watch reveals that California counts filthy, polluting energy sources such as paper mill waste and methane from landfills, sewage treatment plants and factory farms as “renewable,” and it includes them in its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Press Call - New Study Exposes Dirty Renewable Energy System - With Mark Jacobson
On a press call today, noted climate scientist Dr. Mark Jacobson will join the research and advocacy group Food & Water Watch to discuss the release of a new study that exposes the dirty reality of renewable energy in America today. The evaluation reveals that many states count filthy,...
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
USDA Approves Three New Poultry Plants on Assurances of Chinese Government Alone
Today, advocacy group Food & Water Watch sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue questioning the agency’s controversial decision to approve three new poultry slaughter facilities in China as “equivalent” to facilities operating under the USDA’s food safety system...
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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Good Riddance, Scott Pruitt
Statement from Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch: “In an administration that is notorious for its corrupt approach to governing, Scott Pruitt’s shamelessly self-enriching antics actually stood out. Pruitt’s systematic attack on the EPA itself, his devotion to polluting...
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Friday, June 29, 2018
FERC Commissioner Heads to Private Water Lobby
Yesterday it was reported that Robert Powelson is leaving FERC as one of the five commissioners to lead the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), the trade association for the private water industry. In response, Food & Water Watch issued the following statement from executive...
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