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, July 26, 2018
Puerto Rico Debt Cancelation Bill “First Step Towards a Just and Equitable Recovery”
Yesterday, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders introduced the “ U.S. Territorial Relief Act of 2018 ” that would cancel tens of billions of dollars of Puerto Rico’s debt and relieve the debt of other U.S. territories ravaged by hurricanes. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
New Report Exposes “Cleanwashing” in California: State Renewables Program Includes Dirty, Polluting Energy Sources
A new evaluation by the advocacy group Food & Water Watch reveals that California counts filthy, polluting energy sources such as paper mill waste and methane from landfills, sewage treatment plants and factory farms as “renewable,” and it includes them in its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Press Call - New Study Exposes Dirty Renewable Energy System - With Mark Jacobson
On a press call today, noted climate scientist Dr. Mark Jacobson will join the research and advocacy group Food & Water Watch to discuss the release of a new study that exposes the dirty reality of renewable energy in America today. The evaluation reveals that many states count filthy,...
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
USDA Approves Three New Poultry Plants on Assurances of Chinese Government Alone
Today, advocacy group Food & Water Watch sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue questioning the agency’s controversial decision to approve three new poultry slaughter facilities in China as “equivalent” to facilities operating under the USDA’s food safety system...
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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Good Riddance, Scott Pruitt
Statement from Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch: “In an administration that is notorious for its corrupt approach to governing, Scott Pruitt’s shamelessly self-enriching antics actually stood out. Pruitt’s systematic attack on the EPA itself, his devotion to polluting...
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Friday, June 29, 2018
FERC Commissioner Heads to Private Water Lobby
Yesterday it was reported that Robert Powelson is leaving FERC as one of the five commissioners to lead the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), the trade association for the private water industry. In response, Food & Water Watch issued the following statement from executive...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Water Privatization Adds Insult to Injury in Puerto Rico
On June 18, 2018, Puerto Rico’s Public-Private Partnerships Authority began the process of privatizing part of the Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewers Authority (PRASA) through a 15-year deal to design, build, finance, operate and maintain metering, billing and customer service projects. National...
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Monday, June 25, 2018
Food and Water Watch Files FOIA Suit Against the EPA
Today Food & Water Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to force the EPA to disclose e-mail communications regarding a possible campaign to intimidate and silence concerned agency staff, as reported in the New York Times . The suit comes days after Politico reported that an...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Unprecedented New Report Details Sweeping Environmental Injustice of Pennsylvania’s Ongoing Fossil Fuel Buildout
A comprehensive new report released today from the advocacy group Food & Water Watch provides a detailed look at the startling environmental injustice of the ongoing fossil fuel power buildout in Pennsylvania. The report , the first of its kind in scope and purview, provides an in-depth...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Camden’s Privatized Water Hides Data on Shut-Offs
In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit for New Jersey, the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch is suing the city of Camden in order to force the New Jersey American Water company to release details on water shutoffs in the city. When water service is made unaffordable, there can be widespread...
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