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Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 1017
November 14, 2012
A new report released today by the national consumer advocacy organization Food & Water Watch takes aim at the oil and gas industry’s claim that fracking and drilling for natural gas and tight oil will deliver U.S. energy security. U.S. Energy Insecurity: Why Fracking for Oil and Natural Gas is a False Solution reveals that as of October 26, 2012 the Department of Energy has received 19 proposals to export liquefied natural gas.
November 13, 2012
Media Statement: “Projections of U.S. oil and gas production released this week by the International Energy Agency (IEA) creates a dangerously false sense of energy security. The truth is, with conventional oil supplies declining, reduced oil consumption is the only way to insulate the American economy against increased demand for oil.
November 7, 2012
Corporate Millions, Deceptive Ads Only Narrowly Shut Down Prop 37; Movement for GE Food Labeling Stronger Than Ever
Press Release: Prop 37 may not have passed, but it brought together and galvanized people from across California, the country and the world who believe deeply that people have the right to know whether their food has been genetically engineered.
Press Release: Today is a historic day for the city of Longmont, Colorado. Nearly 60 percent of Longmont voters approved an amendment to the city’s charter to prohibit hydraulic fracturing and disposal of waste products connected with the process within city limits.
November 2, 2012
Press Release: Marisa Tomei, James Franco, Stacy Keibler, Minnie Driver, Brett Ratner, Trevor Plouffe, Tony Goldwyn, James Van Der Beek, Lisa Bonet, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eloise Mumford, China Chow, Molly Ringwald and More in a New Series of Ads to Make Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Mandatory in California
“It is unconscionable that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) would purposely withhold information about the effects of fracking and drilling for natural gas on local water supplies. This latest development, combined with the fact that the DEP is allowing fracking to occur just one mile from Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station shows that it is more concerned with protecting the interests of the oil and gas industry than the health and well-being of Pennsylvanians.
Rural Communities Pay Price for Consolidation, Globalization in California’s Processed Fruit & Vegetable Sector
California’s processed fruit and vegetable industry shrank dramatically after 1992 as a raft of new international trade deals and consolidation swept the industry. A new report released today by consumer group Food & Water Watch documents that California farmers who sold fruits and vegetables to canneries and freezing plants in the decades following had fewer buyers, and that the prices they received fell dramatically as imported processed produce — often from the same companies that formerly owned plants in California — competed head-to-head with domestic production.
Organic food has become big business and the largest food manufacturers have rapidly taken over the organic food sector, sweeping formerly independent businesses into large food conglomerates. An analysis released today by the national consumer group Food & Water Watch found that the farmers who grow organic crops and raise organic livestock now face the same forces of corporate consolidation that dominate the conventional food industry, with a declining number of buyers putting downward pressure on the prices farmers receive.
Iowa produces more pigs than any other state in the country. In years past, hog farming and pork processing boosted Iowa’s rural economies. But as the pork packing industry consolidated, the economic benefits of the hog sector shifted from rural Iowa to Wall Street. Today, growth in the consolidated hog industry has become a mechanism for draining value from, not adding to, Iowa’s rural economies.
Press Release: A new analysis from the national consumer group Food & Water Watch found that farms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, which are dedicated mostly to poultry production, would have earned $137 million more in 2007 if they had cultivated the same proportion of fruits and vegetables as they did in 1940. The report, The Economic Cost of Food Monopolies, examines the economic potential for the region if large-scale poultry production were not the exclusive agricultural engine.