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, February 10, 2020
Trump’s Budget Is Comically Bad for Food and Water Justice
Today, President Trump will release his proposal for the fiscal-year 2021 budget. Included in the projected proposal is a drastic 26.5% cut for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an 8% cut for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and overall a strong priority for defense while...
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Monday, February 03, 2020
New Research Shows Fracking’s Grave Toll on Climate
As the country makes little progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, new research calls into question the supposed climate benefits of the switch from coal to fracked gas-fired power generation. That finding comes in Fracking’s Bridge to Climate Chaos: Exposing the Fossil Fuel Industry’s...
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Sanders Unveils Bill to Combat Corporate Polluters and Protect Drinking Water
Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Prevent Future American Sickness (PFAS) Act to require the cleanup of a class of toxic, so-called “forever chemicals”—known by their acronym PFAS—from America’s drinking water. New laboratory...
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
USMCA Is a Cheap Shot at Food Safety and Environmental Standards
Today, President Trump is set to sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). As leaders like the majority of the Democratic presidential candidates celebrate the deal as a win, Food & Water Action adamantly opposes it. Food & Water Action Executive Director Wenonah Hauter said, “...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
House Democrats' Climate Plan is Wholly Inadequate Response to Climate Crisis
Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the content of the CLEAN Future Act , a climate plan that purports to achieve a goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by the year 2050. In response, Food & Water Action Policy Director Mitch Jones issued the...
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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Trump’s Scrapping of Critical Water Protection Rule is an Egregious Corporate Handout
Today the Trump administration announced the replacement of the Obama-ear Waters of the United States regulations with new rules that drastically reduce the federal government’s ability to monitor and regulate high volumes of pollution into much of the nation’s waterways. In response, Food &...
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Petition Argues There’s A Reason Salmonella Outbreaks Are More Common Than E.Coli Now
Today, groups filed a petition requesting that Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), ban dangerous salmonella strains from meat. Right now, the meat and poultry industry is legally able to sell products that are knowingly...
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Groups Petition EPA to Take Emergency Action On Chronic Groundwater Pollution in Rural Oregon
Moments ago, a coalition of public interest groups filed a petition under the Safe Drinking Water Act requesting the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) take emergency action to address groundwater contamination in Morrow and Umatilla Counties. Oregon officials have been unable or...
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Trump Is Letting Chinese Chicken Cross the Road, Endangering U.S. Consumers
Today, President Trump will sign “phase one” of his trade deal with China. While there have been reports that China will make $40 billion in purchases of U.S. farm commodities as part of this deal, the specifics will be secret, as reported by Politico. What we do know is that the Trump...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Iowa CCI, FWW Submit Brief to Supreme Court in Clean Water Lawsuit
Yesterday, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) and Food & Water Watch (FWW) filed a brief before the Iowa Supreme Court , defending a Polk County District Court ruling that the organizations’ lawsuit against the State of Iowa to restore the Raccoon River could proceed to trial. The...
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