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Wenonah Hauter--One of Seven Women Working to Change the Food System

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Press Releases: Food

Press Releases Found: 313
August 25, 2010
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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
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Egg Recall Latest Example of Consolidation Putting Consumers at Risk

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
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“Systemic Problems” Plague Brazilian Food Safety System

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.

August 2, 2010
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E. coli Traceability and Eradication Act: Good News For Consumers

Press Release: National consumer organization Food & Water Watch today praised Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) for introducing H.R. 6024 — the E. coli Traceability and Eradication Act, a bill that would close gaping loopholes in the current food safety system as it applies to the manufacturing of ground beef products.

July 1, 2010
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Complaint Against Food & Water Watch for Issue 2 Ad Dropped

Statement: “On the heels of the Ohio Farm Bureau resolving its dispute with the Humane Society of the United States, yesterday the Ohioans for Livestock Care political action committee, a coalition including the Ohio Farm Bureau, withdrew its complaint to the Ohio Elections Commission that Food & Water Watch had provided false information in a campaign commercial against Issue 2 last year.

June 22, 2010
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USDA/DOJ to Hold Third Hearing on Competition in Agriculture Industry, Focus on Dairy

Media Alert: The USDA and the Department of Justice will hold the third in a series of historic workshops on lack of competition in agriculture markets. The workshop will focus on the dairy industry. Join Family Farm Defenders, National Family Farm Coalition, and Food & Water Watch the evening before the workshop for a town hall meeting, with testimony from farmers, union members, consumers, and leaders in the national food democracy movement.

June 18, 2010
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A Mixed Bag of Livestock Fairness Rules

Statement: “Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture took long-overdue steps to level the playing field between livestock farmers and the consolidated market power of the meatpacking and poultry processing industry. The proposed reforms to the poultry sector are strong; the proposal on cattle and hog marketing arrangements is a modest first step—but nowhere near what is needed to counterbalance the massive market power of the meatpackers.”

June 17, 2010
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Are Brazil’s Veterinary Drugs in Your Canned Meat?

Press Release: Yesterday national consumer group Food & Water Watch called for an investigation into the failure of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take action to protect U.S. consumers from imported beef products that could be adulterated with residues of the veterinary drug Ivermectin.

May 20, 2010
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Contract Poultry Growers Demand Federal Action to Restore Fair Markets

Press Release: On Thursday, the Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform, a national alliance working to provide a voice for farmers involved in contract agriculture, offered rare testimonials on the impact that lack of competition in the poultry industry has on family farms. The next day, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) held the first workshop ever to address the issue of competition in poultry markets.

May 17, 2010
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USDA/DOJ to Hold Second Hearing on Competition in Agriculture Industry, Focus on Poultry

Media Alert: The USDA and the Department of Justice will hold the second in a series of historic workshops on corporate concentration and lack of competition in agriculture. The workshop will focus on the poultry industry. Join the Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform the day before the workshop for a press conference with contract poultry growers and learn how large poultry companies control the industry and employ unfair practices against growers, making government attention so urgent.

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