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As someone who has been actively concerned about food and water for almost half a century, I appreciate that Food & Water Watch is bringing accurate and important information to people spreading the word about issues that only a few of us used to be aware of.
Wenonah Hauter’s book, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America, examines the corporate consolidation and control over our food system, what it means for farmers and consumers and how it can be fixed. Publisher’s Weekly calls it “…a meticulously researched tour de force…”
As reoccurring recalls and contamination uncover the serious issues with the way our food is managed, food safety regulation is an urgent dilemma that must be addressed.
Factory farms, where tens of thousands of animals are raised in crowded facilities, have become widespread. The giant quantities of manure they produce can lead to tainted water and severe air pollution.
We have an important opportunity approaching. The Farm Bill is up for reauthorization in 2012, and if we can implement certain changes, we can create a healthy food system for everyone.
Genetically modified foods are often untested, frequently require dangerous chemicals in their farming, and may be a threat to organic foods and to the environment. Help us stop them.
Two years ago environmentalists represented by an attorney now with Food & Water Watch brought a Clean Water Act case against Perdue and one of its contract poultry operations for polluting waterways that empty out into the threatened Chesapeake Bay.
Food producers need to address the source of the problem – too fast processing lines and dirty conditions at plants – not promote an expensive, impractical and ineffective technology like irradiation.
The full impact of the Japanese nuclear crisis remains to be seen, but the health risks posed by radioactive contamination are well documented. A major avenue for exposure is through food and water.
The long-awaited rule requiring mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for food went into effect recently. We have been fighting for years to get this information into consumers hands. So can we relax now? Unfortunately, no.
Food & Water Watch helps consumers learn where their food comes from with Global Grocer. Find out the top exporters for your favorite fruits and vegetables.
Go rBGH-free! The use of this hormone remains controversial because of negative effects on animal health. There are also concerns that the use of rBGH may be linked to cancer in humans.