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Press Releases: Food

Press Releases Found: 291
June 29, 2009
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JBS Swift Beef Recall Exposes Critical Gaps in USDA E. Coli Policy

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
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Despite Rising Consumer Demand for Healthy Meat Products, Small Slaughterhouses Continue to Decline

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
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Consumer Safety on Track as Ban on Chinese Chicken Kept Intact

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
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Food & Water Watch Urges Investigation of Swine Flu and Link to Industrialized Pork Production

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
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Kansas Governor Sebelius Vetoes Milk Labeling Bill and Protects Consumers

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
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Kansas Says "No" to Consumers Right to Know

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.

March 24, 2009
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Food & Water Watch Joins 200 Groups to Urge an End to Speculation that Drove Global Food Crisis

Press Release: Food & Water Watch, along with a coalition of faith, farm, food, hunger and international development groups, today sent a letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders demanding decisive action to prevent speculation in the commodity markets from threatening the food security of hundreds of millions of people.

March 17, 2009
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Food & Water Watch Supports California Legislation Banning Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock

Press Release: Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy organization, today testified before California‚ Senate Food and Agriculture Committee in support of Senator Dean Florez‚ legislation to ban ‚nontherapeutic” uses of antibiotics in livestock production by 2015.

March 11, 2009
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Food & Water Watch Launches National Coalition to Promote Artificial Hormone-Free Milk

Press Release: Today, in honor of ‚Know Your Milk” Day, Food & Water Watch , a national consumer advocacy organization , kicked off its nationwide School Milk Campaign by announcing a coalition of over 100 organizations that are working to secure healthy milk for schoolchildren participating in the National School Lunch Program.

February 4, 2009
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DeLauro Puts Food Safety on Track with Food Safety Modernization Act

Press Release: Press Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director: We are experiencing one of the largest food recalls in history, and now more than ever American consumers are in need of an agency that is capable of protecting them from unsafe food. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proven time and again that it is not up to the job.

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