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

Newswire article
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Water Study Flawed, Shortsighted
"The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD)'s new report Managing Water for All recycles the same tried and failed market-based solutions to the problem of ensuring, as the UN recognized in 2002, "The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity." While the OECD recognizes the dire scope of the problem and the additional climate change risks going forward, the report fails to provide new leadership on these vital questions.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Food & Water Watch Calls on Obama Administration to Defend 
Human Right to Water
Food & Water Watch, a consumer advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., today called on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Obama Administration to recognize water as a human right and to assert new leadership in global water policy. U.S. representatives recently played a key role in removing language from the 5th World Water Forum ministerial declaration that supported the human right to water.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Food & Water Watch Supports California Legislation Banning Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock
Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy organization, today testified before California’s Senate Food and Agriculture Committee in support of Senator Dean Florez’s legislation to ban “nontherapeutic” uses of antibiotics in livestock production by 2015. The abuse of antibiotics in livestock production to boost the animals’ growth and keep illness from spreading has led to an increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause longer and more severe foodborne illness infections, according to research compiled by Food & Water Watch.
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Monday, March 16, 2009
Food & Water Watch Denounces Violent Suppression of Protestors at World Water Forum
"Earlier today, Turkish police violently attacked a peaceful protest by water activists convened to oppose the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul. Protesters were assaulted with rubber bullets, water cannons and gas and a number of them were arrested. Food & Water Watch denounces the appalling actions of the Turkish police and sees them as sadly emblematic of the undemocratic nature of the World Water Forum.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Food & Water Watch Launches National Coalition to Promote Artificial Hormone-Free Milk in Schools
Today, in honor of “Know Your Milk” Day, Food & Water Watch – a national consumer advocacy organization – kicked off its nationwide School Milk Campaign by announcing a coalition of over 100 organizations that are working to secure healthy milk for schoolchildren participating in the National School Lunch Program. Food & Water Watch is gearing up for this year’s re-authorization of the Child Nutrition Act that is designed to help meet the nutritional needs of children through the National School Lunch Program and other feeding programs.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
World Bank Urged to Promote Public Control of Water Resources
The World Bank's encouragement of private investment in water services harms the people living in developing nations, according to a new report released today by the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch. Dried Up, Sold Out: How the World Bank's Push for Private Water Harms the Poor documents the many downsides of private sector control of world water infrastructure systems.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Cash-Strapped Communities Suffer as Corporations Target Water Systems
A new report released today by Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., reveals that many cash-strapped communities across the country are experiencing rate hikes and a decrease in public services after selling their water and wastewater systems to private corporations.
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Newswire article
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Food & Water Watch-Sponsored Film The Water Front Screens in NYC
Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., today sponsored a screening of The Water Front, a documentary film highlighting the negative effects of aging water systems and a Michigan community's struggle to defend its water rights.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Food & Water Watch Sponsored-Film “The Water Front” to Screen
Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., will sponsor a screening of "The Water Front" on Thursday, February 19 to highlight the negative effects of aging water systems and one community's struggle to defend affordable water as a human right.
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Newswire article
Thursday, February 05, 2009
U.S Government Agencies Should Consider Taking Back the Tap
"Last week, Naturally Iowa, Inc, a distributor of bottled spring water and dairy products, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had chosen to carry its Green Bottle Spring Water products in all of its food service locations. According to the company, Green Bottle Spring Water ‘meets specifications for quality and environmental sustainability' because its bottle is made from corn, rather than oil.
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