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, July 02, 2019
Public Interest Groups Launch Legal Action to Protect Waterways from Slaughterhouse Pollution
Conservation groups today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to update slaughterhouse wastewater guidelines as required by the Clean Water Act. More than 8 billion chickens, 100 million hogs, and 30 million beef cattle are processed each year...
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Monday, July 01, 2019
Advocacy Group Calls on Harvard to Fire Governor Responsible for Flint Crisis "Before the End of His First Day"
Last week Jeffrey Liebman, director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the Kennedy School at Harvard, announced the appointment of former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as a senior research fellow at the Center, effective today. In the statement, Gov. Snyder said, “I’m excited...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Senate Takes First Step on PFAS Health Crisis But Fails to Hold Polluters Accountable
Today, the full Senate passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that includes bipartisan provisions to tackle per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFAS) contamination. PFAS are a group of synthetic compounds used in manufacturing and by the military that are known to cause...
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Food & Water Watch Applauds House for Taking Important Step to Block Hog Slaughter Inspection Privatization
“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3055, a multi-agency appropriations bill that includes FY 2020 appropriations for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Included in the bill is a provision that requires the USDA Office of Inspector General (OIG) to conduct a full...
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Monday, June 24, 2019
Gov. Inslee Would Ban Fracking–So Might Nine Other Presidential Candidates, and Counting
Gov. Jay Inslee today released a climate and energy plan that, among other things, would institute a national ban on fracking. Additionally, nine other Democratic presidential candidates claim to oppose fracking. On this topic, Food & Water Action Climate & Energy Program Director Mitch...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Presidential Candidates Called Upon to Increase Fairness for Family Farmers
Today, 35 farm and food organizations called on elected officials and candidates running for office to address the disproportionate market power held by the giant agribusinesses that dominate livestock and poultry markets. The list of priorities for creating fair and competitive markets for family...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
House Amendment Blocks Clean Energy Program from Supporting Fossil Fuel Projects
Today the House of Representatives passed an amendment filed by Reps Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) clarifying that funds used in a Department of Energy clean energy program cannot be used to support projects that do not decrease greenhouse gas emissions. The Title XVII program is...
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Monday, June 17, 2019
Letter to Wolf Demands Fracking Permit Pause, Investigation of Cancer Cases
Over a hundred groups and more than 800 individuals from Pennsylvania signed onto a letter to Governor Tom Wolf asking for an official investigation into recent reports of rare cancers in counties heavily impacted by shale gas development over the last decade. The letter also calls for the governor...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Flint Residents Should Not Have to Wait Any Longer for Justice
“The Michigan Department of the Attorney General’s decision to dismiss all the pending criminal charges related to the Flint drinking water crisis can only be acceptable if the prosecution team refiles and aggressively pursues new charges swiftly. Flint residents deserve a comprehensive and just...
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Monday, June 10, 2019
Single-Use Plastic Bans: Good for Our Food, Water and Planet
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, following on a similar move by the EU earlier this year. The government is considering items such as bottled water, plastic bags and straws. In response, Food & Water Watch released the...
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