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Press Releases: Food

Press Releases Found: 326
November 30, 2010
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Food Safety Bill a Good Start Towards Safer Food System

Media Statement: “The Senate’s passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act is a long overdue step towards closing loopholes in the food safety rules administered by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Factory Farm Nation: Map Charts Unprecedented Growth in Factory Farming

Press Release: Washington, D.C. – Food & Water Watch today unveiled the newest version of its pioneering Factory Farm Map ( that charts the concentration of factory farms across the country and the impacts these massive operations have on human health, communities, and the environment. The interactive map illustrates the geographic shift in where and how food is raised in the U.S. and allows anyone to quickly search for the highest concentration of animals by region, state and county.

November 15, 2010
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Trade Trumps Consumers on Anniversary of Catfish Regulations

Media Statement: This past Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the
United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) submission of a
proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget to establish a
mandatory inspection program for domestic and imported catfish. The new
inspection program – to be administered by the USDA’s Food Safety and
Inspection Service (FSIS)– was required by the 2008 Farm Bill and final
regulations for the program were supposed to be in place by December

November 9, 2010
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World War II-era Drug Still Used in Chicken Feed Despite Health, Environment Risks

Press Release: Chicken has become ubiquitous in the American diet, with consumption tripling since the 1940s. Yet most people have no idea the meat they’re eating could be contaminated with one of the most well-known poisons in the world, according to a new report by consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch.

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Activists Mobilize to Ban Arsenic in Maryland Poultry Production

Press Release: As part of a movement to ban the use of arsenic in poultry production in Maryland, the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch today partnered with community leaders throughout the state to educate the public about the environmental and public health problems associated with the chemical.

September 30, 2010
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Court Restores Right to Know in Ohio and Throughout the U.S.

Media Statement: Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit struck down a significant part of a pending rule in Ohio that would restrict the information consumers get about whether milk was produced with the artificial growth hormone rBGH. Today’s decision, the result of a lawsuit filed by the International Dairy Foods Association and the Organic Trade Association, threw out a part of the rule created by the Ohio Department of Agriculture that essentially prohibited labeling dairy products as ‘rBGH-free.’ The court also rejected a portion of the rule that had placed severe restrictions on other types of labeling that referred to the use of rBGH.

September 24, 2010
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Big Food System Failing Littlest Consumers

Media Statement: “This week’s recall of infant formula is just the latest example of how consolidation of our food system compromises food safety. The industrial food system is too big—and now it is failing our littlest consumers.

September 21, 2010
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FDA’s Labeling Discussion on Genetically Engineered Salmon Premature

“In light of the flimsy science debated in yesterday’s FDA hearing on genetically engineered (GE) salmon, the labeling discussion today is wholly inappropriate.

September 20, 2010
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National Consumer Organization: Halt Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon Until FDA Conducts Tests on Long-term Health Effects of Consuming Genetically Engineered (GE) Meat

Today, national consumer organization Food & Water Watch will tell the FDA it must halt the approval of AquaBounty’s AquaAdvantage salmon until the agency could do its own studies regarding the long-term effects of human consumption of genetically engineered (GE) meat.

September 15, 2010
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Brazilian Meat Slips into U.S. Food Supply, Putting Consumers at Risk Yet Again

Media Statement: “The September 13, 2010 announcement by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service of yet another recall of Brazilian meat products points to the holes in our import inspection system and the inability of USDA to hold our trading partners accountable to our food safety standards.”

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