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July 1, 2013

Superweeds and Herbicide Use On the Rise

Press Release: A report released today by Food & Water Watch analyzes the connection between the rapid proliferation of GE crops and affiliated pesticides in the United States and the rise of herbicide-resistant “superweeds” that have led to the steadily increasing use of more dangerous herbicides.

June 24, 2013

Food & Water Watch, Surfrider Foundation Team Up to Protect Shores from Plastic Pollution

That’s why Food & Water Watch and the Surfrider Foundation today launched an initiative to protect our shores and oceans from plastic pollution.

June 20, 2013

A Shocking Defeat of Farm Bill in a Sideshow of Partisan Grandstanding

Media Statement: The stunning defeat of the House Farm Bill demonstrates how dysfunctional the House of Representatives has become

June 18, 2013

Not Lovin’ It: Consumer Group Asks McDonald’s to Pass on Biotech Fries

Press Release: Are the french fries in Happy Meals soon to be genetically engineered? Not if McDonald’s refuses to source new genetically engineered potatoes from one of its main potato suppliers. That’s why national consumer organization Food & Water Watch launched a campaign today to ask McDonald’s to publicly refuse to source the “Innate”-brand genetically engineered (GE) potato now up for regulatory approval by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The GE potato developer, J.R. Simplot, currently provides McDonald’s with most of the potatoes it uses in its french fries.

June 17, 2013
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New Jersey Advances Legislation to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods

Today, New Jersey legislators voted in favor of legislation that will require labels on genetically engineered food. We are encouraged that our State Assembly has prioritized this cause, giving consumers a choice about whether or not they want to buy foods that contain genetically engineered materials. People are demanding information so they can make an informed decision about what foods they will feed their families.

June 10, 2013

What Little Difference a Year Makes: Senate-Passed Farm Bill Nibbles Around Edges of Broken Food System

Media Statement: Today, the U.S. Senate passed a farm bill that did little to address the stranglehold that food processing firms have over America’s unsustainable and unfair food system. The Senate fiddled with minutiae but did nothing to stem the rising tide of mergers, takeovers and buyouts that further consolidates the food and agribusiness landscape.

May 30, 2013
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Californians Against Fracking Launch Statewide Campaign to Pressure Gov. Brown to Ban Fracking

Press Release: The protest, starting at noon at the governor’s office at 300 S. Spring Street, also launches Californians Against Fracking, a statewide coalition working to ban fracking, a dirty and inherently harmful form of oil and gas extraction that endangers California’s air, water, wildlife, climate and public health.

May 29, 2013
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Birth of a Cross-Border Bacon Behemoth with Chinese Company’s Purchase of Smithfield

Media Statement: “The purchase of Smithfield by Chinese company Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd., is bad news for U.S. farmers and consumers, the environment and food safety. This merger tightens the grip of multinational agribusinesses and Wall Street on America’s kitchens, as Shuanghui is partially owned by U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs.”

May 23, 2013

USDA COOL Rule Stands up for U.S. Consumers and Producers

Media Statement: Food & Water Watch commends USDA for listening to tens of thousands of consumers and hundreds of farm, consumer, rural, faith, food and environmental groups and releasing a final rule on country origin labeling (COOL) that makes sensible changes to the labeling requirements for meat.

May 16, 2013
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Electric Utilities Top List of U.S. Toxic Water Polluters

Press Release: The Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, Ferro Corporation, American Electric Power, the U.S. Department of Defense and the Southern Company top the list of the most hazardous polluters of U.S. surface water, according to a report released today by the national consumer advocacy organization Food & Water Watch and the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts Amherst (PERI).

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