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Press Releases: Food

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July 22, 2014

In Last Ditch Effort to Stop Filthy Chicken Rule, Consumer Group Representatives Meet with the Office of Management and Budget

Press Release: Today, representatives from several consumer organizations met with staff from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue to voice their opposition to the USDA plan to transfer most poultry inspection from government inspectors to the companies so they can police themselves.

July 14, 2014
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Food & Water Watch Exposes FSIS Mismanagement

Today, Food & Water Watch sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack containing concrete examples of meat and poultry plants not receiving food safety inspections due to severe shortages of inspection personnel across the United States.

July 10, 2014
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USDA Moves Forward with Flawed Privatized Inspection Rule In Poultry Slaughter

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget a final rule that would dramatically reduce the number of trained USDA inspectors in poultry slaughter plants and replace them with company employees.

July 3, 2014

Advocates to Sec. Kerry: Don’t Jeopardize Successful Food Security Program in El Salvador

Press release: Fifty organizations sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling on the U.S. government to maintain respect for the government of El Salvador’s procurement of seeds for a successful food security program.

July 1, 2014

EPA Drops the Ball on 2,4-D for GMO Crops

A coalition of organizations has submitted over 500,000 comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging it not to approve Dow’s registration for its new version of the pesticide 2,4-D.

June 17, 2014
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National Organic Standards Board Threatened by USDA Maneuvering

Today, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The petitioners object to recent changes to the NOSB charter, renewed on May 8, 2014, that undermine the mandatory and continuing duties of the Board as established by Congress under the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990.

June 16, 2014
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Australian Government Letter Supports Food & Water Watch Claims About Privatized Australian Meat Inspection System


The head of Australia’s meat inspection system sent a letter to FSIS Administrator Alfred Almanza requesting modifications be made to the equivalency determination for the Australian Export Meat Inspection System (AEMIS) – a privatized meat inspection system that FSIS approved in 2011.

June 10, 2014

Celebrities Call for Action to Stop Abuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

In a new public service announcement released today by Food & Water Watch, Hollywood celebrities called for legislation to help stop the misuse of antibiotics on factory farms. (Specifically, H.R. 1150, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, or PAMTA, and S. 1256, the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act, or PARA

June 6, 2014
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Food & Water Watch Petitions USDA to Stop Allowing Imports of Beef Produced Under Privatized Inspection

In an effort to ensure the safety of the meat Americans eat, the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch today petitioned the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to immediately revoke the recognition of privatized inspection schemes used in several countries that are allowed to export red meat products to the United States.

June 4, 2014

Consumer Group Files SEC Complaint About GE Salmon Company’s Misrepresentations

Food & Water Watch today is calling on the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to force AquaBounty Technologies, the producer of genetically engineered salmon, to come clean to investors about the risks the company faces as it attempts to join NASDAQ. In a complaint filed with the SEC, Food & Water Watch highlights some of the ways in which AquaBounty’s SEC filing misrepresents the market barriers, regulatory hurdles and financial prospects facing its sole product, GE salmon.

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