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July 10, 2009
Press Release: Today, Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy group, kicked off its “Healthy School Milk or Bust” tour and hit the road to secure healthy milk for schoolchildren. Traveling in a cow-themed van from July 10th – July 20th, Food & Water Watch will be visiting county fairs, farmers markets and senators offices in six states to gear up for this year’s re-authorization of the Child Nutrition Act — a bill that is designed to help meet the nutritional needs of children through the National School Lunch Program and other feeding programs.
Food & Water Watch Disputes Obama Administration‚ Reliance on Trade, Biotechnology to Combat Global Hunger and Poverty
Press Statement: Today, the Obama administration announced a new approach to combating global hunger and poverty that merely dusts off the tired, failed approaches of the Bush years — more free trade and the adoption of biotechnology (suggested by the “access to better seeds” language in the G8 Joint Statement on global food security). Renewed focus and funding for programs that energize rural communities around the world and alleviate hunger are desperately needed, but the plan announced today cannot achieve these goals. A bold, new approach is needed. More free trade and biotechnology are not new ideas — they are the darling twins of the agribusiness industry.
July 7, 2009
Press Statement: Today’s announcement of key findings by the Obama Administration’s Food Safety Working Group brings long overdue improvements to some existing policies and charges federal agencies with new programs that must be developed extremely carefully to avoid doing more harm than good.
July 6, 2009
Press Release: Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy organization, today launched the Edible EcoUnderground, an initiative featuring Food & Water Watch Executive Chef Joseph “Rocky” Barnette. The Edible EcoUnderground is an innovative new venture that aims to get everyday people more involved with the purchasing, preparation and enjoyment of their food, and to help consumers get the information they need to make healthy, sustainable eating choices.
June 29, 2009
Press Statement: “The weaknesses in the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚ (USDA) policy on E. coli are becoming very clear, thanks to the latest recall of beef for E. coli 0157:H7. This weekend’s announcement that the recall of beef products from a JBS Swift Beef Company plant in Greeley, Colorado had been expanded is just the latest illustration of why USDA‚ policies must be strengthened.”
June 24, 2009
Press Release: A new report issued today by Food & Water Watch examines how the slow demise of local small slaughter and processing operations in the U.S. is preventing farmers and ranchers from fully satisfying rising consumer demand for meat from sustainably raised livestock.
June 19, 2009
Press Statement: ‚Food & Water Watch applauds the House Appropriations Committee for protecting consumers health by maintaining a ban on imported processed poultry products from China. Despite pressure from agribusiness to end the prohibition in the U.S. Department of Agriculture budget, the committee maintained the ban on poultry products from a country with weak food safety protections.”
April 27, 2009
Press Release: Today, amid increasing international concern about the global swine flu outbreak, Food & Water Watch urged leaders of the U.S. Senate and House agriculture and health committees to investigate the serious human health problems caused by industrialized pork production.
April 24, 2009
Press Statement: ‚Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius made a strong stand for consumers yesterday by vetoing a milk labeling bill that would have taken away consumers right to know how their milk is produced. Had the governor not vetoed the bill, dairy farmers who do not use recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) would have had trouble labeling their milk as such.”
April 3, 2009
Press Release: Press Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director, Wenonah Hauter: n spite of opposition from consumers, dairy farmers, and national food companies, today the Kansas legislature passed a rule that will deny consumers important information about how milk is produced. Similar to a rule adopted by Ohio last year, this new state law would go beyond the federal Food and Drug Administration‚ guidance for labeling dairy products by requiring the use of a misleading disclaimer about the use of artificial hormones.