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Press Releases: FoodPress Releases Found: 320
September 24, 2010
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
“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
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
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.”
September 8, 2010
Media Statement: After the recent recall of half a billion eggs, it’s fair to ask when the Senate plans to deal with the food safety bill. The Food Safety Modernization Act, S.510, has been waiting for action since the House of Representatives passed its own food safety bill last year.
August 27, 2010
Advocates for Independent Ranchers, Workers and Consumers Demand Federal Action to Restore Fair Markets
Press Release: Today the USDA and the Department of Justice hold the fourth in a series of historic workshops on corporate concentration and lack of competition in agriculture. This workshop will examine the livestock industry. A coalition of organizations that represent independent ranchers, workers and consumers is asking the agencies for new regulations and enforcement efforts to clarify and strengthen protections provided in the Packers and Stockyards Act to mitigate unfair practices that put farmers and ranchers, workers, and consumers at a disadvantage.
August 26, 2010
Americans to U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Preserve Life-Saving Medicines; Reduce Antibiotic Use in Food Animal Production
Press Release: Today a broad coalition of organizations hand-delivered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than 180,000 letters responding to the agency’s request for comments on rules governing the use of antibiotics on industrial farms. By the tens of thousands, American citizens have sent the FDA a clear message: antibiotics are a vital foundation of public health in the United States; overuse and misuse has created a threatening crisis of antibiotic resistance; and it is time for the federal government to ensure strict veterinary oversight and force the food animal industry to curtail the routine use of antibiotics.
August 25, 2010
Public Forum to Save Rural America and Family Ranching on the Eve of Historic USDA/DOJ Hearing on Competition in Livestock Industry
Media Advisory: Meet independent ranchers and farmers, meatpacking workers, consumers, urban farmers, and food justice activists the day before the workshop for a public forum. The events will focus on how corporate consolidation has led to an imbalance of power in the food system, with unfair practices putting farmers and ranchers, workers, and consumers at a disadvantage and why government action, like the proposed GIPSA rule, is long overdue.
August 19, 2010
Media Statement: “This egg recall is not a fluke. It’s just the latest example of how the consolidation of food production puts consumers at risk.
August 9, 2010
Press release: Food & Water Watch today asked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to remove Brazil from the list of countries that are eligible to export meat products to the United States, and also demanded that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) refrain from declaring the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina to be “animal disease free,” which would eventually expand imports from Brazil of fresh meat products.