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, November 26, 2019
UN Climate Report Shows Urgent Need for Supply-Side Action
A new report from the United Nations warns that countries must take drastic action to rapidly curtail greenhouse gas emissions. The ‘emissions gap’ report underscores that countries must stop the development of planned or projected fossil fuel projects. In response, Food & Water Action Climate...
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Friday, November 22, 2019
With Health Effects Already Well-Documented, Wolf Must Stop Fracking
Today, Governor Wolf announced that the state would launch two investigations into the health effects of fracking. The research would take three years to complete, and cost a total of $3 million. Food & Water Action Pennsylvania Organizing Manager Megan McDonough issued the following statement...
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
More Action Needed on Oil and Gas in California
Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced several new oil and gas policies. Specifically, he declared a moratorium on high pressure steam injection, a rule making process related to health impacts in communities living near oil and gas facilities, and a third party review of fracking...
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
New Study: Cap and Trade Program Drives Pollution Increases in Vulnerable Communities
New research from Food & Water Watch shows that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which has been misleadingly lauded as an effective means of reducing carbon emissions, actually increases the pollution burden in vulnerable communities near the power plants covered by the cap and...
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Friday, November 08, 2019
Mike Bloomberg Sides with Fossil Fuels and Fracking
With news that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to file for the Democratic Party presidential primary in Alabama, Food & Water Action Climate & Energy Program Director Mitch Jones issued the following statement: “As mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg opposed...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Food & Water Watch Is Suing USDA For Obstructing Information About New Pork Inspection Rules
Thursday morning, Food & Water Watch filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for denying repeated requests for data and critical records used to create the agency’s New Swine Inspection System (NSIS). The NSIS, finalized in...
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Trump Administration’s Latest Rollback of Toxic Pollution Rule Confirms Absence of Common Decency
A news report today indicates that the Trump administration intends to cancel an Obama-era regulation meant to limit the discharge of highly toxic substances like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fired power plants into nearby waterways. In response, Food & Water Action Executive Director...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Dems Clean Energy Hearing Pushing False Solutions
Today, the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing titled “Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Power Sector." While such hearings are desperately needed, much of today’s discussion promoted policies that would undermine the 100...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
New Information About Australia Proves Privatized Meat Inspection Does Not Work
Today, Food & Water Watch sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture demanding the agency conduct a re-evaluation of the Australian Export Meat Inspection System and stop similar privatized meat inspection models in this country. The group also requested information still pending in a...
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Trump’s Fracking Boosterism is a Climate Calamity
Donald Trump is giving the keynote address at the Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. today. In preparation, Food & Water Action Executive Director Wenonah Hauter released the following statement: “Donald Trump is speaking to his base today – the fracking companies whose profits he has...
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