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, January 29, 2019
Trump Failing to Protect Drinking Water by Ignoring Dangerous Chemicals PFOA and PFOS
A report today indicated that the Trump administration is not planning to establish drinking water limits for PFOA and PFOS, two toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer and numerous other health problems. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter released the following...
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Monday, January 28, 2019
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill is a Reminder of Urgent Need to Protect Communities from the Dangers of Drilling
Fifty years after the Santa Barbara oil spill, local community environmental organizations are still fighting the threat posed by the expansion of both onshore and offshore drilling. On January 28, 1969 a Union Oil Co. drilling platform punctured a high pressure pocket gushing 3 million gallons of...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
“Inspected and Passed”? No, Despite What Labels Say
New data obtained by Food & Water Watch under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reveals that hundreds of meat plants, including two involved in recent recalls announced by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), had inadequate inspection staffing in 2018 to complete required...
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Monday, January 14, 2019
Advocates Raise U.S. Water Quality, Access and Pollution as a Civil Rights Issue with the UN
Today, Food & Water Watch submitted a letter to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights outlining several troubling water issues in the United States as the U.S. government is up for review for its federally-mandated compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
USDA’s GMO Labeling Rule Keeps Consumers in the Dark for the Sake of Big Ag Profits
Today the USDA released a final rule governing the consumer labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “This deceptive rule will keep people in the dark about what they’re eating and feeding...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
USDA Won’t Disclose Latest Meat Inspector Vacancy Rates as Shortages Threaten Food Safety
Since 2005, the advocacy group, Food & Water Watch has been filing annual Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for the monthly vacancy rates for meat and poultry inspection personnel broken down by FSIS districts. Until this year, FSIS...
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Monday, December 17, 2018
Cuomo's Energy Plan Fails to Meet Climate Challenge
In describing his goals for the first 100 days of his third term, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for New York’s electricity to be 100 percent carbon neutral by 2040. Food & Water Watch Northeast Region Director Alex Beauchamp released the following statement: "Governor Cuomo calls the...
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Farm Bill Fails to Address Critical Problems with Food System
Yesterday, the Senate approved the conference report for the Farm Bill, less than 24 hours after the text of the bill was released. The House is expected to vote on the bill soon. The following is a statement Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch: “Once again, Congress has...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Trump Steamrolls WOTUS to the Benefit of Agrochemical and Fossil Fuel Industries
“In a brazen move to gut federal pollution safeguards for our waterways and drinking water resources, the Trump administration is releasing a new rule that would replace the Waters of the United States rule. It reportedly will allow industrial agriculture operations to release unregulated amounts...
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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Governors Must Enact Fossil Fuel Moratoria Now, Since Trump Won’t Act
A new report issued today from the Global Carbon Project shows that fossil fuel emissions rose by 1.7% in 2017 and are set to rise 2.7% this year, to 37.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “...
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