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We were first introduced to Food & Water Watch during an effort to maintain local control of the publicly owned water system in our area. We have continued to support the efforts of FWW as they lobby for the best interests of the people of this planet.
Jennifer Neylon

Common Resources

    • Why privatization of our common  resources is good for industry but  bad for the environment and  communities

    • Fair Fish

    • Our Work in Europe

    Exploitation of Nature for Profit

    Financial interests have determined that trading money, risk and related financial products outperforms the profitability of manufacturing products or even trading goods and services. Now, they are aiming to exploit our common resources for profit.

    Secret Trade Deals

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a  “free trade” agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and 12 Pacific Rim countries. And, like other Free Trade Agreements, this one is basically a permanent power grab by corporations and financial companies that will make it impossible for the citizens of countries joining the TPP to choose what laws and rules they want to live under.

    Pollution Trading

    Pollution trading is being promoted as a way to prevent agricultural wastes from polluting our waterways. But it’s no solution at all. It enables polluters to keep polluting and is not a proven way to limit harmful pollutants from entering our waterways.

    Factory Fish Farming

    Industrialized aquaculture facilities are rapidly replacing natural methods of fishing that have been used to catch fresh, wild seafood for millennia.

    Fair Fish & Catch Shares

    Many large fishing operations are getting more than their fair share of fishing opportunities. If this continues, the results are likely to include: depletion of wild seafood, environmental damage to our oceans and the collapse of coastal communities.