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September 18, 2014
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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San Francisco and Berkeley Take a Stand to Protect Antibiotics

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Food & Water Watch and public health advocates applaud the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Berkeley City Council September 9 actions passing resolutions calling on Congress to protect public health by passing national legislation to stop the unnecessary use of antibiotics on factory farms. San Francisco is the first […]

September 11, 2014

Senate Chooses Corporate Interests Over People

Today, a minority of the Senate voted down the Udall Amendment, along with a chance to minimize the influence of money in our politics. In defeating the Udall Amendment, these senators chose to side with the Koch Brothers and sent a loud message to American voters that the true voice in politics belongs to those with big coffers.

Food & Water Watch Sues USDA to Stop the New Poultry Inspection System

Today Food & Water Watch filed suit in federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules—which would turn over key food safety inspection functions to poultry companies with limited oversight by USDA inspectors.

September 9, 2014

Food & Water Watch Denounces Deal to Hand Over Detroit’s Water & Sewerage Department to a New Regional Authority

Turning the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) over to a new independent authority is a false solution for Detroit’s water woes. The deal will not serve the people of Detroit but it will corporatize the system by allowing appointed, unelected officials to determine the cost and quality of the water service, effectively denying city residents the ability to hold decision-makers accountable.

September 8, 2014
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The Senate Has a Chance to Even the Political Playing Field for Citizens by Supporting the Udall Amendment

For Immediate Release: Statement from Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter Washington, D.C.—“Today, the Senate begins debating an opportunity to reduce the influence of money in our politics. By passing the Udall Amendment, the Senate will send a signal that Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United and McCutcheon don’t represent the will of […]

August 27, 2014
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Federal Approval of Tyson-Hillshire Merger Harms Consumers

Press Statement: “Today, the U.S. Justice Department approved the merger between Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands, requiring an important divestiture, but nonetheless allowing one of the largest meat processing mergers in years.

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