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Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 976
March 3, 2014
Press Release: This week, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture wraps up its comment period on the feasibility of genetically engineered (GMO) and non-GMO crops to coexist, Food & Water Watch in partnership with the Organic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing (OFARM) releases survey results that clearly show contamination from GMO crops is happening and it’s non-GMO farmers who are paying the price.
February 28, 2014
Los Angeles City Council stands with residents whose health and property could be threatened by fracking Los Angeles — Acknowledging the pleas of their constituents, Los Angeles City Councilmembers voted today to make the L.A. fracking moratorium a priority to ensure the future wellbeing and safety of Los Angeles. The motion, introduced by Councilmembers Paul […]
February 27, 2014
With drought jeopardizing California agriculture, farmers across the state urge Governor Brown to place a moratorium on water-intensive fracking Sacramento, Calif.—California farmers, grappling with a record drought that’s parching their fields and livelihoods, call on Governor Jerry Brown to place a moratorium on the water-intensive extreme oil and gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, […]
Congressional Leaders, Poultry Workers Outraged at Harmful USDA Proposal, Urge the Administration to Take Action
Press Release: Congressman Bennie Thompson and other congressional leaders joined poultry workers today urging the Administration to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from allowing poultry plants to increase processing line speeds – a decision likely to lead to more worker injuries and threaten consumer safety.
February 25, 2014
Media Statement: Food & Water Watch commends Councilmembers Cedillo and Huizar for their support of a moratorium on fracking in Los Angeles during today’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee hearing.
February 19, 2014
Press Release: Today, Food & Water Watch, on behalf of Animal Parents Against Pet Treats & Food Made In China (APAPTFMIC) presented officials of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a petition containing over 22,000 names urging the agency to implement Section 211 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that would inform consumers of the dangers of Chinese pet treats.
The Obama administration’s intention to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) will sacrifice the well-being of U.S. communities to the oil and gas industry’s relentless thirst for profits. Promoting LNG also contradicts the administration’s claims that drilling and fracking for oil and natural gas will make the United States more energy secure.
February 18, 2014
Press Release: In a letter to the DOJ, the AAI and Food &Water Watch noted that the proposed divestiture of four flour mills would not prevent the joint venture from raising prices to consumers or lowering prices paid to wheat growers nationwide.
February 11, 2014
Supporters of Poultry Fair Share Act Challenge O’Malley’s Backing of Big Polluters in the Chesapeake Bay
Press Release: Proponents of the Poultry Fair Share Act today condemned Governor Martin O’Malley’s threat to veto the legislation that would require polluting factory farms to contribute to the clean up of the Chesapeake Bay. The groups speculate that O’Malley is bowing to agribusiness in his hopes of gaining critical support from farmers when he heads to Iowa as part of his presidential bid leading up to 2016 elections.
“Governor O’Malley is sorely mistaken if he thinks he’s going to come here to Iowa and get the support of our farming community because he refuses to hold companies like Perdue liable for their waste,” stated former president and current board member of the Iowa Farmers Union, Chris Petersen. “Companies like Perdue are no friend to real farmers, and neither are politicians like O’Malley who work to keep these big companies free from responsibility.”
A hearing for the Poultry Fair Share Act, introduced this year in the Maryland legislature is set for February 25 before the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. The bill, which would require the large Eastern Shore poultry companies to contribute their fair share to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, was introduced in both the House, by Delegate Shane Robinson, and in the Senate by Senator Richard Madaleno, but was pulled from House consideration after Governor O’Malley promised industry that he would veto any bill that asks them to contribute to Bay cleanup in the way that all citizens in Maryland do.
February 10, 2014
Press Release: Today, Food & Water Watch sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to investigate the staffing deficiencies at the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) brought about by a questionable policy to hire temporary meat and poultry inspectors instead of full-time permanent inspection personnel.