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June 18, 2013
Press Release: Are the french fries in Happy Meals soon to be genetically engineered? Not if McDonald’s refuses to source new genetically engineered potatoes from one of its main potato suppliers. That’s why national consumer organization Food & Water Watch launched a campaign today to ask McDonald’s to publicly refuse to source the “Innate”-brand genetically engineered (GE) potato now up for regulatory approval by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The GE potato developer, J.R. Simplot, currently provides McDonald’s with most of the potatoes it uses in its french fries.
June 17, 2013
Today, New Jersey legislators voted in favor of legislation that will require labels on genetically engineered food. We are encouraged that our State Assembly has prioritized this cause, giving consumers a choice about whether or not they want to buy foods that contain genetically engineered materials. People are demanding information so they can make an informed decision about what foods they will feed their families.
June 10, 2013
What Little Difference a Year Makes: Senate-Passed Farm Bill Nibbles Around Edges of Broken Food System
Media Statement: Today, the U.S. Senate passed a farm bill that did little to address the stranglehold that food processing firms have over America’s unsustainable and unfair food system. The Senate fiddled with minutiae but did nothing to stem the rising tide of mergers, takeovers and buyouts that further consolidates the food and agribusiness landscape.
May 30, 2013
Press Release: The protest, starting at noon at the governor’s office at 300 S. Spring Street, also launches Californians Against Fracking, a statewide coalition working to ban fracking, a dirty and inherently harmful form of oil and gas extraction that endangers California’s air, water, wildlife, climate and public health.
May 29, 2013
Media Statement: “The purchase of Smithfield by Chinese company Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd., is bad news for U.S. farmers and consumers, the environment and food safety. This merger tightens the grip of multinational agribusinesses and Wall Street on America’s kitchens, as Shuanghui is partially owned by U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs.”
May 23, 2013
Media Statement: Food & Water Watch commends USDA for listening to tens of thousands of consumers and hundreds of farm, consumer, rural, faith, food and environmental groups and releasing a final rule on country origin labeling (COOL) that makes sensible changes to the labeling requirements for meat.
May 16, 2013
Press Release: The Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, Ferro Corporation, American Electric Power, the U.S. Department of Defense and the Southern Company top the list of the most hazardous polluters of U.S. surface water, according to a report released today by the national consumer advocacy organization Food & Water Watch and the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts Amherst (PERI).
May 15, 2013
USDA Inspector General Reveals Food Safety Breakdowns At Hog Plants Using Privatized Inspection Model
Press Release: USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) found major problems with the food safety record of plants participating in an inspection pilot program where most of the inspection responsibilities are turned over to company-paid employees.
May 14, 2013
Press Release: Biotech Ambassadors: How the U.S. State Department Promotes the Seed Industry’s Global Agenda examines more than 900 State Department diplomatic cables from 2005 to 2009 and details how the U.S. State Department lobbies foreign governments to adopt pro-agricultural biotechnology policies and laws, operates a rigorous public relations campaign to improve the image of biotechnology and challenges commonsense biotechnology safeguards and rules — including opposing genetically engineered (GE) food labeling laws.
May 13, 2013
Press Release: Today the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch announced that it sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), saying that the agency has unlawfully ignored a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records related to arsenic-based drugs known as “arsenicals” that are added to poultry feed.