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 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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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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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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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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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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Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Ocean Desalination No Solution to Water Shortages
Food & Water Watch today released a new report that reveals that ocean desalination, an emerging technology often promoted by private corporations as a solution to drought and water shortages, creates a myriad of environmental and social problems.
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Senator Gregg a Bad Choice for Commerce Secretary
"Selecting Senator Judd Gregg from New Hampshire as nominee for Secretary of Commerce would be a bad choice for our oceans, our marine wildlife and coastal communities. Senator Gregg is a strong supporter for offshore aquaculture, the commercial-scale production of fish in floating net pens or cages in open waters. This practice is associated with numerous serious problems including water pollution, habitat damage and disruption of natural ecosystems.
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