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January 27, 2015

Press Releases : Food & Water Watch Blasts Approval of Biggest Supermarket Merger

Media Statement: “The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) put the food industry ahead of consumers by refusing to block the biggest supermarket merger in history.

January 22, 2015

Press Releases : Rigorous Economic Study Demonstrates COOL Labels Have Not Harmed Trade Partners

The analysis found that COOL itself did not cause the decline in livestock exports; instead COOL was implemented as the economic recession eroded consumer demand for higher-priced meats.






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New Blogs

January 27, 2015

Blogs : USDA Defends Weak Food Safety System

Ever since USDA’s FSIS implemented its new information technology system to track imported food, some meat and poultry imported into the U.S. has actually escaped inspection from FSIS personnel, ultimately entering our food system.

January 22, 2015

Blogs : Crashing the Pro-GMO Party

As the National Research Council (NRC) continues its ongoing investigation into GMOs, the group held a two-day workshop last week to discuss a related issue: how to successfully communicate the science of GMOs to the public. I had hoped that the two-day meeting might be instructive—at the very least to hear the perspectives of the scientists working on this issue—but I also had my doubts.

Blogs : Opportunity for Some, Favoritism to Corporate Interests

Once again, dark money ruled on Election Day 2014 when a slew of die-hard reactionaries swept into office, their victories clinched by donations from a small group of selfish big money donors. These wealthy funders seem to believe they can hide behind the gates of their fancy estates and not experience the adverse effects of global climate change or the consequences of the other regressive policies they promote. So how did these radicals, who are out of touch with the values of most Americans spend their second week of the 114th Congress? Rubbing elbows with one another and the other sycophants that feed at the trough of dirty money.