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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Thursday, February 08, 2018
50+ Organizations Call on Iowa’s General Assembly to Support Sweeping Proposal for a Moratorium on Iowa Factory Farms
Today, a coalition of 55 environmental, citizen and agricultural organizations called on Iowa’s General Assembly to support legislative proposals for a moratorium on new and expanding factory farms in the state. The first-of-its-kind legislation moves beyond failed regulation attempts and focuses...
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Frightening New Carbon Emissions Projections Require Bold Policy Solutions
The latest edition of the Annual Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration published yesterday predicts that, absent aggressive policy intervention, the country’s greenhouse gas emissions will rise in the coming decades. This scenario would all but guarantee catastrophic...
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Murphy Supports Fracking Ban in DRBC; Now New Jersey and Others Must Enact Legislation to Move Off Fossil Fuels
Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced his support for a fracking ban in the Delaware River Basin, as one of the five voting members of the Delaware River Basin Commission. In response, Food & Water Watch issued the following statement from Executive Director, Wenonah Hauter: “New...
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
State of the Union Response: Disaster Capitalism Cloaked as Progress
“Trump’s first State of the Union was exactly what we expected. He teed up false claims to move forward his xenophobic, pro-Wall Street and anti-environment agenda. He misrepresented his tax plan as relief for the middle class when it was a huge giveaway to billionaires. He said there was a war on...
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Democracy Forward Launches Infrastructure Accountability Initiative, Releases New Report Highlighting Trump’s “Blueprint for Cronyism”
As President Trump rolls out his long-awaited infrastructure plan, Democracy Forward launched a new Infrastructure Accountability Initiative, a series of actions designed to hold the Trump Administration accountable for an infrastructure plan that is poised to enrich Trump’s cronies at the expense...
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Privatized Inspection System Produces More Contaminated Chicken
After over a one year delay, on January 23, 2018 the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection System (FSIS) finally posted the results of the agency’s regulatory sampling for salmonella in the nation’s poultry slaughter plants . When analyzed alongside documents obtained by Food & Water Watch last...
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Toxic Oilfield Wastewater Used to Grow California Food, Including Organics
Are families around the country—and around the globe—eating California produce grown with toxic water from oil drilling? If they consume Halos Mandarins, POM Wonderful pomegranate juice, Wonderful pistachios, Sunview Raisins, Bee Sweet citrus or Sutter Home wine, they may well be. Those companies...
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Puerto Rico’s Decision to Privatize Power Coupled with Trump’s Alarming Infrastructure Plan Spells Out Devastation for Vulnerable Communities
“In Puerto Rico, hundreds of thousands of people are still reeling from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. In a time of such dire need, the Trump administration has failed to provide the support needed to restore water to 7 percent of Puerto Rican residents and power to the nearly one in...
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Friday, January 19, 2018
Trump Releases Proposed Rule for Privatized Inspection Scheme in Hog Plants
Today the Trump administration released a proposed rule to privatize food safety inspection in hog slaughter plants. The driving force behind this change is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s goal of reducing the number of government inspectors in hog slaughter plants and the pork industry’s goal...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
As Dems Lay Plans for 2018, 100+ House & Senate Candidates Back the Off Fossil Fuels Act, the Strongest Climate Bill in Congress
As Democratic candidates begin to establish priorities and set their strategies for the 2018 election cycle, one policy position is emerging as an early trend: More than 100 candidates for the U.S. House and Senate have already committed to backing the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF...
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