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, 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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Thursday, April 02, 2020
Trump’s Dangerous, Foolish Scheme to Rent Out Storage to Oil Companies
Today the White House announced a policy to essentially rent out tens of millions of barrels of storage space to companies coping with an oversupply of oil. In response, Food & Water Action Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following statement: “The Trump administration is desperately...
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Monday, March 30, 2020
DOJ Using Pandemic to Give Corporate Agriculture A Fast-Track to Lethal Mega-Mergers
Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) resumed a policy to cut certain merger review processes in response to COVID-19. Normally companies that are looking to merge have to notify FTC and DOJ ahead of time about mergers that reach certain thresholds. The...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Key Oil Industry Bailout Removed from Senate Stimulus Package
Late night Senate negotiations on the economic stimulus package appear to have removed a controversial plan for the federal government to spend billions of dollars to buy oil to store in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Food & Water Action Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following...
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Monday, March 23, 2020
Major National Environmental Group Calls for Public Ownership of Fossil Fuel Companies Amid Global Crisis
As the fossil fuel industry seeks a massive government bailout amid the global financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Food & Water Action is explicitly calling for the federal government to take a controlling stake in corporate fossil fuel extraction, production and infrastructure...
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Newswire article
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Trump’s Proposed $20 Billion Fossil Fuel Bailout Via the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a Gross Abdication of Duty
In comments to the media this morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated that the Trump administration is considering spending as much as $20 billion on purchasing oil for the country’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve. In response, Food & Water Action Executive Director Wenonah Hauter...
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Newswire article
Monday, March 16, 2020
Stopping Water Shutoffs Locally Not Enough: We Need a National Ban and Service Restoration Plan
Today, Food & Water Action announced at least 113 municipal water systems and regulated utilities in eight states will not shut off water service for nonpayment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes six providers that never disconnect water service for nonpayment, and four systems...
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
With 4th-Highest Water Shutoff Rate in the Country, New Orleans Must Act Fast to Stop Water Shutoffs Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic
The city of New Orleans should join the close to 20 cities across the country that have now suspended or are considering suspending water service shutoffs due to nonpayment in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Data obtained from the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Fracking Should Be Banned, Not Bailed Out
The Washington Post is reporting that the Trump administration is considering a targeted bailout of the already struggling fracking industry, after many company stocks were hit hard by the plunge in oil prices. Food & Water Action executive director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement...
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