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, March 13, 2019
Food & Water Watch Encouraged by Limited Restoration of Local Control Over Oil and Gas Operations, Calls for Ban on Fracking
The Colorado State Senate today passed SB19-18, which would restore some local control over oil and gas operations, by a vote of 19 to 15. If it becomes law, the bill would overturn parts of a 2016 state supreme court ruling, which found that only the state could regulate oil and gas development...
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Monday, March 04, 2019
Advocacy Groups File Amicus Brief Supporting 21 Young Climate Fighters in Juliana v. U.S.
On Friday the advocacy groups Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit an amicus curiae brief in the case of Juliana v. United States, the matter involving 21 young plaintiffs suing the government over inaction on climate...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Reps. Lawrence, Khanna, Kildee, Omar, Delgado to Join Sen. Sanders in Introducing the WATER Act to Address Water Justice in America
“The alarming rise in water bills over the past decade is slated to get much worse. As more and more families struggle to pay for and access one of the most essential human rights, it will fall into the hands of our elected officials to dedicate sufficient funds to ensure water is affordable, safe...
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
USDA Quietly Approves New Line Speed Waivers for Chicken Plants
Last night, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released a new list of chicken slaughter plants that have been approved to increase their line speeds to 175 birds per minute under the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS). Two new plants were quietly added to the list – one located in...
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Trump’s Nomination of Kelly Craft for U.N. Ambassador Is a Slap in the Face of Climate Science and Human Rights
Recently via Twitter, President Trump announced that he intended to nominate Kelly Knight Craft, the current U.S. ambassador to Canada, to serve as ambassador to the United Nations. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “We are...
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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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