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We were first introduced to Food & Water Watch during an effort to maintain local control of the publicly owned water system in our area. We have continued to support the efforts of FWW as they lobby for the best interests of the people of this planet.
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October 17, 2014

United Nations Officials Visit Detroit to Investigate Violations Human Right to Safe Drinking Water

Officials from the United Nations (UN) will arrive in Detroit this weekend for a three-day fact-finding mission that was spurred by the denial of water and sanitation services to thousands of residents.

October 15, 2014

Albuquerque, Santa Fe Stand Up for Public Health

“Twenty-three thousand people die each year in the United States from antibiotic resistant infections,” says Eleanor Bravo, Food & Water Watch Southwest organizer. “The public and elected leaders must take action to keep antibiotics working for people. I commend the Santa Fe and Albuquerque City Councils for recognizing the urgency of this situation and taking the lead in in the Southwest.”

October 10, 2014
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Global Movement to Ban Fracking Urges Ban Ki-moon to Reject Controversial Process

Just two weeks after the largest climate march in history, over 250 groups from nearly 40 countries urged United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to reject fracking as a part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative in a letter sent to him today. This came on the eve of the Global Frackdown, a Food & Water Watch initiated international day of action to ban fracking on October 11th that will feature hundreds of actions on six continents, demonstrating broad support for a ban on fracking.

October 7, 2014
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After Six Years of Inaction, Consumer Organizations Urge Feds to Implement Catfish Inspection Program

Today, a coalition of consumer and advocacy organizations called on the Office of Management and Budget to create an inspection program for domestic and imported catfish.

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Exelon-Pepco Merger Would Increase Energy Giant’s Unchecked Political Buying Power

Today, Food & Water Watch sent a letter to the Maryland Public Service Commission (MPSC), opposing the proposed merger of Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings Inc., and asking the commission to block the merger. The MPSC approval is one of several sought by the companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Granting approval would have negative consequences for electricity customers throughout the region. Considering the political ramifications of such a merger, it would also be a major blow to democracy.

October 6, 2014
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Food & Water Watch Urges USDA to Protect U.S. Consumers from Australian Meat, Re-Evaluate Equivalency of Meat Inspection System

Food & Water Watch today asked USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to re-evaluate the equivalency determination for AMEIS. This is the fifth time two years that Food & Water Watch has made this request.

September 30, 2014
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FERC’s Approval of Dominion Cove Point Sacrifices Communities and Public Health

“In its approval of the Dominion Cove Point LNG export facility late Monday evening despite local opposition, the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) chose to sacrifice the well being of Maryland communities and endanger public health in favor of hefty profits for Dominion Resources. Cove Point will be one of the largest LNG export facilities in the U.S., and the first of its kind to be located so close to a community.

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Food & Water Watch Denounces Decision to Uphold Detroit Water Shutoffs

Michigan Bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes decided not to bring relief to the thousands of residents still struggling to access this vital resource. Judge Rhodes announced yesterday that he would not issue a temporary order to pause the shutoffs.

September 23, 2014
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President Obama’s Address at Climate Summit Promises More of the Same

“President Obama’s executive order today, that hinges on the voluntary initiative, the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership, is more evidence that his administration is not serious about reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. One does not solve the greatest environmental crisis in our lifetime with half measures and by running interference for the petroleum industry.

Food & Water Watch to SEC and FDA: Stop AquaBounty’s Campaign of Misinformation on GMO Salmon

In response to misleading information found in AquaBounty Technologies’ newest regulatory filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC), including that the company’s GMO salmon product will not require a label, Food & Water Watch called on the SEC today to make corrections to protect investors. Food & Water Watch also called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action, as this represents the second time this year that AquaBounty has misleadingly asserted that GMO salmon will not require a label, if and when FDA gives regulatory approval. In reality, FDA has not made a labeling decision.

“AquaBounty’s pattern of willful distortion shows how desperate the company is to promote it’s totally unnecessary product, which consumers have said they won’t eat, grocery stores have said they won’t sell, the salmon industry has said they won’t grow, and scientists have said is too risky,” said Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch.

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