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, March 13, 2018
Rex Tillerson Out at State Department
The following statement is by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch: “Although the Trump administration is packed with billionaires and industry lobbyists, we can’t say we’re surprised to see Rex Tillerson’s stilted and awkward tenure as Secretary of State end. America’s...
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Senate Democrats Release Strong Infrastructure Package, Contrasting Pitfalls of Trump Administration’s Shameful Wall Street Giveaways
“The newly released Senate Democrat infrastructure package stands in sharp contrast with the Trump administration’s regressive and unjust plan that would exacerbate many of our nation’s infrastructure emergencies. The Senate Democrat proposal would rollback a portion of the Trump administration’s...
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
LA Can Lead the Country on 100 Percent Clean Energy
Today, Synapse Energy Economics and Food & Water Watch will release a groundbreaking study showing the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water (LADWP) can achieve 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2030. The study shows that energy efficiency, increased storage and smart management of the...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Maryland House Unanimously Passes Groundbreaking Legislation as Response to Water Crisis Distressing Baltimore and Cities Across the Nation
Statement of Rianna Eckel, Maryland Organizer, Food & Water Watch: “Food & Water Watch applauds the incredible leadership of Delegate Mary Washington and the Baltimore City Delegation in their game-changing work to pass the Water Taxpayer Protection Act in the House of Delegates. This...
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Newswire article
Monday, March 05, 2018
100 Percent Clean Energy LA: The Transition is Faster, Cheaper and Easier Than You Think
On Wednesday , Synapse Energy Economics and Food & Water Watch will release a groundbreaking study showing the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water (LADWP) can achieve 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2030. The study shows that energy efficiency, increased storage and smart...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
New Analysis Reveals Martin County Water Crisis a Perfect Storm of Coal Industry Power, Mismanagement and Disinvestment
Martin County, Kentucky, one of the poorest communities in the nation, is facing a water emergency comparable to Flint, Michigan. While the state Public Services Commission is considering whether to radically raise rates for a catastrophically failing system, Food & Water Watch today released a...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
New Documents Show Privatized Hog Inspection Scheme Rife With Food Safety Violations
Documents obtained by Food & Water Watch and reported by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and The Guardian today show that five hog slaughter plants piloting the New Swine Inspection System—which decreases the number of government safety inspectors and replaces them with the company’s own...
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Nestlé and Others Cashing in On U.S. Water Infrastructure Crisis
After a decline during the Great Recession, bottled water sales are back and bigger than ever—even eclipsing soda sales for the first time in 2016. But people buying bottled water might not be aware that it’s nearly 2,000 times more expensive than tap water and four times more expensive than...
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Newswire article
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Groups Sue To Force Kushner-led Innovation Office To Follow Federal Transparency Rules And Reveal Role In Shaping Infrastructure Policy
Today, Democracy Forward and Food & Water Watch filed a lawsuit against the Office of American Innovation (OAI) for attempting to skirt federal transparency laws as OAI takes a prominent role in shaping the Trump Administration’s infrastructure policy. By avoiding disclosure requirements, the...
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Sends Our Tax Dollars to Wall Street
“Trump’s infrastructure plan unveiled today is as we expected: a sell off of our public assets to help Wall Street extract profit from our taxpayer-funded roads, bridges and water systems. The extent of the proposed sell-off—the Tennessee Valley Authority, Reagan and Dulles Airports, and the...
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