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, May 12, 2020
New Research Shows Alarming Impacts of Corporate Agriculture Industry in America
As the country’s meat and poultry industries increasingly fail consumers and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research from the advocacy group Food & Water Watch exposes the alarming spread of corporate dominance in America’s meat, poultry, dairy and egg industries. With the perils of...
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Thursday, May 07, 2020
Transformational Farm System Reform Act Officially in Both Congressional Chambers
Today, Representative Ro Khanna announced the introduction of a House of Representatives companion bill for the Farm System Reform Act (FSRA). The bill, H.R. 6718 , was introduced with original co-sponsors Representatives Raskin, Lieu, Norton, DeFazio, Blumenauer, and Haaland. Senator Cory Booker...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Trump Sacrifices America’s Meat Workers to COVID-19 and Sets Up Our Food Supply for Catastrophe
Moments ago, President Trump announced plans to use the Defense Production Act to demand that all meat-processing plants supplying beef, chicken, eggs, and pork remain open. The plan to mandate this executive action comes after major virus outbreaks and worker deaths in food production facilities...
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Monday, April 27, 2020
Federal Government Is Eviscerating Poultry Inspection Line Speed Caps at the Most Dangerous Time Possible
On Friday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced it stopped accepting additional requests for poultry slaughter line speed waivers. This announcement comes in advance of an FSIS plan to propose a new rule to raise the chicken line...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Groundbreaking Climate Lawsuit Challenges Commission’s Failure to Factor Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Fossil Fuel Approvals
A potentially historic lawsuit was filed in the D.C. Circuit Court today that could have enormous implications for the country’s ability to reduce carbon emissions in line with international climate goals. The lawsuit, Food & Water Watch and Berkshire Environmental Action Team v Federal Energy...
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Monday, April 20, 2020
As Oil Prices Plummet, Federal Control of Fossil Fuels Becomes More Necessary and Attainable
As the price of some oil futures contracts plummeted into unprecedented negative territory today, and American fossil fuel corporations’ stock values sits near historic lows, the Trump administration continues to explore ways of propping up the industry through coronavirus stimulus-funded bailouts...
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Monday, April 20, 2020
Group Calls for Immediate Closure of All Slaughterhouses with Coronavirus Presence and National Guard Mobilization to Support Food Distribution
In response to the coronavirus spreading rapidly through the meat industry, the national advocacy organization Food & Water Action is calling for the complete and immediate shutdown of all slaughterhouses where the coronavirus has appeared - in employees, on-site inspectors, etc. - in order to...
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
80 Members of Congress and 200+ Organizations Demand Federal Action On Water
Today, Representative Brenda Lawrence released a letter signed by 80 Members of Congress urging Congressional leaders to prioritize $47.5 billion in water funding as part of Phase 4 of the COVID-19 stimulus package. Food & Water Action released a sister letter echoing her demands signed by 233...
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Midwest Family Farm Groups Want Aid to Get to People, Not Global Agribusiness
Family farm based organizations in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and South Dakota sent a letter to Congress today calling for strong oversight of the recently passed COVID-19 aid package to ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture disburses aid to people and rural communities, not global agribusiness...
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Monday, April 06, 2020
With a Return to Fracking, Gov. Gavin Newsom Shows His True Oily Colors
Reports indicate that after a nine-month moratorium on new fracking permits being issued in California, state regulators began approving new fracking operations on Friday. In response, Food & Water Action California Director Alexandra Nagy issued the following statement: “By allowing a sudden...
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