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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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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.

September 18, 2014
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To Address Crisis of Antibiotic Resistance, We Must Curb Overuse in Industrial Agriculture

“Today President Obama announced steps to address the rise of antibiotic resistance. While this is a welcome development, these efforts will be fruitless unless steps are taken to stop overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

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Approval of 2,4-D Tolerant Crops Speeds up Agrichemical Treadmill

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the commercial sale of genetically engineered corn and soybean seeds that can withstand application of the herbicides 2,4-D and Roundup.

September 17, 2014
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BP Atlantis: Newly Released Documents Raise Safety Concerns

New report casts doubts on BOEMRE’s handling of the problems associated with the BP Atlantis platform

September 16, 2014
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Fracking Equals Climate Change

With just days before the People’s Climate March and one week until the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York City, Food & Water Watch released a new report outlining why fracking means more dangerous global warming, along with air pollution, water pollution and other problems: The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking.

September 15, 2014
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San Francisco and Berkeley Take a Stand to Protect Antibiotics

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Food & Water Watch and public health advocates applaud the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Berkeley City Council September 9 actions passing resolutions calling on Congress to protect public health by passing national legislation to stop the unnecessary use of antibiotics on factory farms. San Francisco is the first […]

September 11, 2014

Senate Chooses Corporate Interests Over People

Today, a minority of the Senate voted down the Udall Amendment, along with a chance to minimize the influence of money in our politics. In defeating the Udall Amendment, these senators chose to side with the Koch Brothers and sent a loud message to American voters that the true voice in politics belongs to those with big coffers.

Food & Water Watch Sues USDA to Stop the New Poultry Inspection System

Today Food & Water Watch filed suit in federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules—which would turn over key food safety inspection functions to poultry companies with limited oversight by USDA inspectors.

September 9, 2014

Food & Water Watch Denounces Deal to Hand Over Detroit’s Water & Sewerage Department to a New Regional Authority

Turning the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) over to a new independent authority is a false solution for Detroit’s water woes. The deal will not serve the people of Detroit but it will corporatize the system by allowing appointed, unelected officials to determine the cost and quality of the water service, effectively denying city residents the ability to hold decision-makers accountable.

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