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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Thursday, February 14, 2019
EPA’s “Non-action” Plan on PFAS
The EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan announced today fails to implement immediate limits to effectively regulate PFOA and PFOS, two toxic chemicals linked to cancer and numerous other health problems that have contaminated many communities’ drinking water supplies. In...
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
National and Grassroots Groups: Any Green New Deal Must Directly Address Fossil Fuels
The “Green New Deal” resolution introduced in Congress today by Senator Edward Markey and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez does not include any language that would stop the expansion of fracking, drilling, pipelines, and other fossil fuel projects and infrastructure. In fact, the resolution...
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Watchdog Groups Sue Pilgrim's Pride for Deceptive Advertising
Food & Water Watch and Organic Consumers Association (OCA) have sued Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. for deceptive marketing and advertising of Pilgrim’s Pride chicken products. The suit was brought in D.C. Superior Court, under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act. Nonprofits Food & Water...
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Tuesday, February 05, 2019
State of the Union: A Fake Emergency Obscures a Real One
In advance of the State of the Union address tonight, Food & Water Watch’s executive director Wenonah Hauter released the following statement: “Tonight, we expect Trump to focus on a fake immigration emergency to advance his agenda while completely disregarding the real emergency: climate...
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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Notice of Intent Filed to Sue Over Chronic Water Pollution From Colorado Slaughterhouses
The Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch today filed a notice of intent to sue JBS USA and the Swift Beef Company for illegally dumping slaughterhouse pollution into Colorado waterways, putting people and wildlife in danger and violating the Clean Water Act. The Lone Tree...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Trump Failing to Protect Drinking Water by Ignoring Dangerous Chemicals PFOA and PFOS
A report today indicated that the Trump administration is not planning to establish drinking water limits for PFOA and PFOS, two toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer and numerous other health problems. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter released the following...
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Monday, January 28, 2019
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill is a Reminder of Urgent Need to Protect Communities from the Dangers of Drilling
Fifty years after the Santa Barbara oil spill, local community environmental organizations are still fighting the threat posed by the expansion of both onshore and offshore drilling. On January 28, 1969 a Union Oil Co. drilling platform punctured a high pressure pocket gushing 3 million gallons of...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
“Inspected and Passed”? No, Despite What Labels Say
New data obtained by Food & Water Watch under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reveals that hundreds of meat plants, including two involved in recent recalls announced by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), had inadequate inspection staffing in 2018 to complete required...
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Monday, January 14, 2019
Advocates Raise U.S. Water Quality, Access and Pollution as a Civil Rights Issue with the UN
Today, Food & Water Watch submitted a letter to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights outlining several troubling water issues in the United States as the U.S. government is up for review for its federally-mandated compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
USDA’s GMO Labeling Rule Keeps Consumers in the Dark for the Sake of Big Ag Profits
Today the USDA released a final rule governing the consumer labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “This deceptive rule will keep people in the dark about what they’re eating and feeding...
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