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June 17, 2014
Today, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The petitioners object to recent changes to the NOSB charter, renewed on May 8, 2014, that undermine the mandatory and continuing duties of the Board as established by Congress under the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990.
June 16, 2014
Australian Government Letter Supports Food & Water Watch Claims About Privatized Australian Meat Inspection System
The head of Australia’s meat inspection system sent a letter to FSIS Administrator Alfred Almanza requesting modifications be made to the equivalency determination for the Australian Export Meat Inspection System (AEMIS) – a privatized meat inspection system that FSIS approved in 2011.
June 10, 2014
Governor Hickenlooper released draft legislation on local control that would call a special session of the Colorado legislature to consider a bill that could jeopardize the ability of local jurisdictions to protect themselves from drilling and fracking for gas and oil within their boundaries.
In a new public service announcement released today by Food & Water Watch, Hollywood celebrities called for legislation to help stop the misuse of antibiotics on factory farms. (Specifically, H.R. 1150, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, or PAMTA, and S. 1256, the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act, or PARA
June 6, 2014
Food & Water Watch Petitions USDA to Stop Allowing Imports of Beef Produced Under Privatized Inspection
In an effort to ensure the safety of the meat Americans eat, the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch today petitioned the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to immediately revoke the recognition of privatized inspection schemes used in several countries that are allowed to export red meat products to the United States.
June 4, 2014
Obama Administration’s Proposed Carbon Rule’s Emphasis On Natural Gas Undermines Climate Change Benefits
“Plans announced by the Obama administration this week to reduce carbon pollution ignore recent scientific studies regarding the negative effects of natural gas development on climate change and popular scientific wisdom that calls into question the benefits of switching from coal to natural gas.
Food & Water Watch today is calling on the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to force AquaBounty Technologies, the producer of genetically engineered salmon, to come clean to investors about the risks the company faces as it attempts to join NASDAQ. In a complaint filed with the SEC, Food & Water Watch highlights some of the ways in which AquaBounty’s SEC filing misrepresents the market barriers, regulatory hurdles and financial prospects facing its sole product, GE salmon.
Residents and businesses in the Monterey Peninsula were dealt a blow yesterday when voters rejected “Measure O,” an initiative that would have set the community on track to gain public control of its water system from California American Water. While the California branch of the nation’s largest private water corporation will call this outcome a victory, Monterey’s families and businesses are the ones who will suffer as a result of keeping the community’s water system in private hands.
June 2, 2014
“On the heels of two telling reports from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) and the National Climate Assessment detailing the substantial negative impacts from climate change around the world, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to incorporate emissions trading and offsetting in their new carbon dioxide rule undermines its ability to deliver the real reductions in carbon emissions so urgently needed.
May 29, 2014
At the urging of Food & Water Watch, eight cities have passed resolutions in support of national legislation to stop the use of unnecessary antibiotics in livestock – HR 1150, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA) and S 1256, the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA)