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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Monday, May 07, 2018
House Appropriations Committee’s New Energy/Water Funding Bill is a Recipe for Disaster
Today the House Appropriations Committee will begin marking up a fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill related to national energy and water infrastructure. As currently written, the bill would: increase funding for fossil fuel technology development by $58 million; increase nuclear energy funding by...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Proposed USDA Rule on GMO Labeling Deceptive and Filled with Loopholes
“Today, the USDA released its new GMO labeling rule. This rule will help keep consumers in the dark as it is intended. It’s filled with loopholes and would allow manufactures to use digital codes and other technology that make GMO disclosure more difficult for consumers than simple labels. “The...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Rep. Pompeo Confirmed to Lead State Department
This afternoon the U.S. Senate confirmed Rep. Mike Pompeo’s nomination for Secretary of State. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “Rep. Pompeo’s confirmation amounts to another strike against global stability and the common-sense...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
New Legislation Would Provide Urgent Protections to Prevent Another Flint Water Crisis Amid Trump’s Attack on Public Water
Today, on the four-year anniversary of the start of the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Representatives Keith Ellison and Ro Khanna introduced a crucial piece of water justice legislation: The Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act. At a time when the White...
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Suspension of New Poultry Inspection System Plant Shows that Privatized Inspection is a Failure
Today, advocacy group Food & Water Watch released a letter from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) notifying one of the original plants in the HACCP-based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) – which piloted what was to become the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) that was...
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
FDA Finds Rodent Infestation at Facility Affected by Massive Egg Recall
Yesterday the Food and Drug Administration issued a report based on inspections of Rose Acre Farms from March 26-April 11, and a review of facility records from September 2017. On Friday, Rose Acre Farms announced a recall of 206 million shell eggs after federal investigators found that illnesses...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Enbridge Blunder Proves Line 5 Solutions a Sham: Time to Shut It Down
Tuesday , Enbridge disclosed that dents in the dual pipelines were caused by the same vessel that hit two electric cables and spilled 600 gallons of hazardous oils into the Straits last week. In response, Food & Water Watch Midwest Director Jessica Fujan issued the following statement: “The...
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
200+ Environmental Groups Call on Senate to Reject Pompeo for Secretary of State
More than 200 national, state and local environmental groups today called for the rejection of Mike Pompeo’s nomination for Secretary of State. In a letter to senators , the groups cited Pompeo’s long history of public statements indicating his climate change denial and “extreme anti-environment,...
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Monday, April 09, 2018
Approval of Bayer-Monsanto Deal Paves Way for Price Hikes, Reduced Choices
“The Justice Department reportedly plans to approve the controversial Bayer-Monsanto seed and agrichemical merger. The approval of the third supersized seed merger, after ChemChina-Syngenta and Dow-DuPont, leaves farmers vulnerable to price gouging for seeds and other supplies and strengthens the...
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Monday, April 02, 2018
Five Questions USDA Secretary Perdue Should Ask Before Lunch at the Clemens Hog Slaughter Plant in Coldwater, Michigan
On the eve of a visit from USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue on April 3 , new documents obtained by Food & Water Watch raise serious questions about safety at a new “state of the art” hog slaughter plant in Michigan that is seeking to partially privatize its inspections process. The Clemens Foods hog...
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