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New Press Releases

September 18, 2014

Press Releases : To Address Crisis of Antibiotic Resistance, We Must Curb Overuse in Industrial Agriculture

“Today President Obama announced steps to address the rise of antibiotic resistance. While this is a welcome development, these efforts will be fruitless unless steps are taken to stop overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

Press Releases : Approval of 2,4-D Tolerant Crops Speeds up Agrichemical Treadmill

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the commercial sale of genetically engineered corn and soybean seeds that can withstand application of the herbicides 2,4-D and Roundup.

September 17, 2014

Press Releases : BP Atlantis: Newly Released Documents Raise Safety Concerns

New report casts doubts on BOEMRE's handling of the problems associated with the BP Atlantis platform

September 16, 2014

Press Releases : Fracking Equals Climate Change

With just days before the People’s Climate March and one week until the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York City, Food & Water Watch released a new report outlining why fracking means more dangerous global warming, along with air pollution, water pollution and other problems: The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking.

September 15, 2014

New Fact Sheets

There are no new Fact Sheets this week

New Issue Briefs

Issue Briefs : The So-Called Scientific “Consensus”: Why the Debate on GMO Safety is Not Over

Biotechnology seed companies, aided by advocates from academia and the blogopsphere, are using their substantial resources to broadcast the myth of a "scientific consensus" on the safety of GMOs, asserting that the data is in and the debate is over.

New Reports

September 16, 2014

Reports : The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking

Food & Water Watch calls for a ban on fracking because of the significant risks that accompany it. This report reviews the most recent scientific studies and renews the call for the prohibition of fracking worldwide.

New Blogs

September 17, 2014

Blogs : We Knew It! Reuters Confirms Antibiotic Misuse in Poultry Farms 

Food & Water Watch has long worked to stop the nontherapeutic uses of antibiotics that are rampant in the poultry industry. Adding fuel to the fire, Reuters recently released a stunning report further detailing this disturbing phenomenon.

September 16, 2014

Blogs : Pro-GMO Database: Monsanto is Most Common Funder of GMO Research

The pro-GMO advocacy group Biofortified announced in late August that the group’s much-hyped GENERA database of GMO research is now available for public review in a trial version. Though the database contains only a fraction of the GMO research available (400 of 1200 studies, according to Biofortified), this hasn’t stopped the group from drawing sweeping conclusions about what the science says.

Blogs : Keep Calm and Ban Fracking: Shale Gas in the UK

The planning committee of the South Downs National Park in England voted unanimously to turn down an application by shale gas explorer, Celtique Energie, to start drilling and maybe fracking at Fernhurst, a two hour drive south of London.

Blogs : To Save the Climate, We Need a Ban on Fracking

With the upcoming People’s Climate March and United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, it is more important than ever that the climate effects of fracking are addressed. This is why today, Food & Water Watch released The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking.

September 12, 2014

Blogs : Where Corporate Agribusiness Meets Cooperative Extension

On its centennial anniversary, extension appears to avoid addressing some of agriculture’s most pressing needs, especially the economic challenges farmers face from intense corporate concentration.