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April 13, 2015
Press Release: Today, 132 international organizations sent a letter to El Salvador’s legislature expressing support for a proposal to enshrine the human rights to food and water in the country’s Constitution. The groups, which represent 18 countries as well as several regional and international alliances, include immigrant, environmental, labor, religious, family farmer, development, and solidarity organizations.
April 10, 2015
Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch Annapolis, Md. – Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation, voting 102-34, that would prohibit fracking permits in the in the state until October 2017. In response, Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, issued the following statement: “After months of campaigning, […]
April 8, 2015
Press Release: Organic stakeholders filed a lawsuit in federal court, maintaining that the USDA violated the federal rulemaking process when it changed established procedures for reviewing the potential hazards and need for synthetic chemicals in certified organic food.
Press release: The peer-reviewed, scientific research on controversial drugs used in livestock and poultry production is very heavily influenced by corporate drug companies.
April 7, 2015
Baltimore’s Department of Public Works could deny 25,000 households, or approximately 75,000 people, their human right to water. The city must stop residential shutoffs and turn the water back on to avoid a human rights and public health disaster.
The Don’t Frack Maryland campaign today released a radio ad recorded by actor and Maryland native Edward Norton in support of the fracking moratorium legislation passed yesterday by the Maryland Senate, SB 409.
On Monday night, the Maryland State Senate passed legislation that would enact a two-year moratorium on fracking in the state.In response, Dr. Ann Bristow, a commissioner on Governor O’Malley’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, issued the following statement on behalf of the Don’t Frack Maryland campaign
April 2, 2015
Broad Alliance Critiques EPA’s Announcement on Bee-harming Pesticides, Urges Agency to Go Further to Protect Pollinators
Press Release: Earlier today EPA announced a moratorium on new bee- and bird- harming neonicotinoid pesticide products and uses. While supportive of the partial halt on new registrations, farm, beekeeper and environmental groups were disappointed that the action ignored the huge numbers of other bee-harming pesticides already on the market
Food & Water Watch filed two legal petitions today asking the FDA to evaluate AquaBounty’s (ABTX) genetically engineered salmon as a “food additive,” instead of as an animal drug, and to declare GMO salmon unsafe to eat based on the food additive review process.
“It couldn’t be more clear to consumers that GMO salmon is a food, not a drug,” said Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch. “It’s also clear that there are serious food safety concerns with this fish and major scientific gaps in FDA’s animal drug risk assessment. It’s time for FDA to step up and protect the health and welfare of American citizens rather than the economic interests of the biotechnology industry.”
Food & Water Watch’s identical petitions filed with the FDA today — one citizen petition and one food additive petition — both argue that FDA’s current animal drug review process is insufficient to protect public health, and that the agency is required by law to review GMO salmon under what should be a more rigorous food additive review process. As a food additive, GMO salmon would be presumed unsafe unless it undergoes comprehensive toxicological studies to ensure that it is safe to consume and properly labeled.