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Mark Bittman

Press Releases: Food

Press Releases Found: 297
December 3, 2009
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Food & Water Watch Victory Shows Power of Grassroots Action!

“Food & Water Watch‚ campaign to give public schools the option of serving artificial hormone-free or organic milk proves that grassroots action really works. As a result of public pressure, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) directed state and regional directors of nutrition programs to allow these healthier options in school cafeterias.

November 5, 2009
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Ohio Elections Commission Pursues Frivolous Case Against Consumer Group

Today, the Ohio Elections Commission acted to deny Food & Water Watch’s constitutional right of free speech to discuss the connection between confined animal feeding operations (CAFO) and swine flu. The Commission‚ panel decided to allow the Ohioans for Livestock Care (OLC) PAC, a front group for the industrialized livestock industry, to pursue its claim that radio ads about Issue 2 may have contained a false statement.

November 4, 2009
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Issue 2 Passes: Agribusiness Rewrites Ohio's Constitution

Washington, D.C. — The Farm Bureau-sponsored campaign to change Ohio‚ constitution and give industrialized agriculture control over livestock issues succeeded with the passage of ballot Issue 2. Consumers, small family farmers and the neighbors of large, industrialized animal operations are the losers.”

November 2, 2009
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Issue 2 PAC Tries to Distract Ohio Voters By Stifling Ads

Washington, D.C. — “As the campaign over Issue 2, a proposal to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, comes down to the wire, the livestock industry is trying one last trick to squelch the debate. Recently, Food & Water Watch placed radio ads throughout Ohio to warn Ohio voters that Issue 2 would create a board that is dominated by factory farms. The Ohioans for Livestock Care PAC pressured the media to pull our message off the air by contacting Clear Channel Communications, Inc., owner of the radio stations currently set to run our ads. Now, they have filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission alleging that the ads contain “false statements” about how Issue 2 would put the livestock industry in charge of writing its own rules, and that factory farms put the public at risk for diseases like E. coli and swine flu.

October 1, 2009
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Congress Continues to Serve Bad Milk to Kids

Statement: “Consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch is disappointed that Congress will not be able to re-write the 2004 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act so that schoolchildren will have access to safe and wholesome milk before it expires on September 30. The Congress will pass an extension for the 2004 Act — a law that includes the nutritional requirements for students who participate in the National School Lunch Program — without providing an option for schoolchildren to have access to artificial hormone-free milk. The failure of Congress to act in time leaves children susceptible to the dangers associated with drinking milk produced with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH).

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Food & Water Watch Hands Petition to Members of Congress Calling for Continued Ban on Chinese Chicken

Washington, D.C. — Food & Water Watch today handed a petition containing over 17,000 signatures from all 50 states to members of Congress and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), calling for the continued ban on processed poultry imports from China. The petition was delivered to Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Mark L. Pryor (D-AR), and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. Kohl and DeLauro are co-chairs of the joint House-Senate conference committee that is considering the ban.

September 30, 2009
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Ohio ACT Coalition Launched to Fight Agribusiness Initiative

Press release: Ohio Against Constitutional Takeover (Ohio ACT), a new coalition representing Ohio farmers and consumers, has emerged to prevent corporate agribusiness from cementing its influence into the Ohio state constitution through the November 3rd ballot initiative known as Issue 2. The coalition was created to oppose Issue 2, which would amend the Ohio Constitution to create an appointed Board with unchecked power over livestock regulation.

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Conditions Met– Congress Approves Chinese Chicken Imports

Statement: “Today, the House-Senate Conference Committee on the FY 2010 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Appropriations reached an agreement on the importation of processed poultry and processed poultry products from the People’s Republic of China, provided that several conditions were met. The U.S. Congress enacted bans on the importation of such products for FY 2008 and FY 2009 because the Bush Administration rushed the approval process through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) even though its own inspectors found serious food safety problems in Chinese poultry processing and slaughter facilities when audits were conducted of those facilities in 2004 and 2005.

September 15, 2009
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Food & Water Watch Hands Petition to Members of Congress Calling for Continued Ban on Chinese Chicken

Press Release: Food & Water Watch today handed a petition containing over 17,000 signatures from all 50 states to members of Congress and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), calling for the continued ban on processed poultry imports from China. The petition was delivered to Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Mark L. Pryor (D-AR), and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. Kohl and DeLauro are co-chairs of the joint House-Senate conference committee that is considering the ban.

September 11, 2009
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Food & Water Watch Joins No Impact Man to Promote Sustainable Food and Water Systems

Press Release: Today, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter hosted the premier screening of the documentary film No Impact Man at the Angelika Film Center in New York, NY. The event marked the launch of the consumer advocacy organization’s joint effort with author Colin Beaven to promote the need for safe food and clean water resources. Following the film Hauter spoke with the audience about the social and environmental impacts of consumer food and water choices.

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