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Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 1021
March 4, 2015
McDonald’s Realizes Consumers Don’t Want Meat Raised With Antibiotics, But Voluntary Measures Aren’t Enough
Media Statement: “We’re glad to hear McDonald’s realizes the public doesn’t want food from factory farms that overuse antibiotics. But voluntary measures are not enough. It’s past time for the FDA to force the meat industry to eliminate its use of harmful antibiotics though enforceable, non-voluntary regulation.”
A coalition of beekeepers, farmers, business leaders, environmental and food safety advocates rallied in front of the White House and delivered more than 4 million petition signatures today calling on the Obama administration to put forth strong protections for bees and other pollinators.
March 3, 2015
A fracking moratorium bill introduced by Maryland Senator Karen Montgomery, Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, and 51 other General Assembly members, was heard before the Senate Committee on Education, Health and Environmental Affairs today. The Don’t Frack Maryland campaign held a rally in support of the bill, citing concerns over fracking’s effects on public health, tourism, real estate, agriculture, organic farming, and recreation industries, and Maryland’s long-term economic outlook.
February 26, 2015
Press Release: These records document the number of inspection tasks that were not performed and the most common reasons why over a two-year period, revealing that for meat and poultry, inadequate staffing and turn around times were often to blame.
February 24, 2015
A broad-based coalition of groups has launched Coloradans Against Fracking, urging Governor Hickenlooper to use his executive authority to ban the dangerous oil and gas extraction process.
February 19, 2015
Media Statement: Today, the Federal Trade Commission appropriately sued to block the merger between Sysco and US Foods, demonstrating that U.S. antitrust laws can have some teeth.
February 18, 2015
Press Release: Today, 22 consumer, community, farm, faith, food and hunger organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the 50 state attorneys general urging a full investigation into the recently proposed merger between breakfast cereal manufacturers Post Holdings, Inc. and MOM Brands.
Pointing out the critical role that public information plays in food safety, today Food & Water Watch slammed USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for failing to operate within a culture of transparency.
February 13, 2015
Media Statement: Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ genetically engineered Arctic Apples.
Food & Water Watch Seeks Overturn of Court Decision Allowing Implementation of New Poultry Inspection System
Press Release: Food & Water Watch filed notice that it would ask a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court’s decision earlier in the week that ruled it lacked jurisdiction to stop the implementation of the USDA’s New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules.