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Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 892
April 16, 2013
“Food & Water Watch is alarmed by the recently released findings of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Comission, the first full comprehensive analysis of fracking in Maryland. The report, released by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science—and commissioned by Governor Martin O’Malley—was discussed in detail at a hearing yesterday and confirmed the fears and concerns of fracking opponents: that fracking is inherently unsafe and that negative impacts from fracking are guaranteed.
“Now that Governor O’Malley has seen the huge red flags that this study and the commission he created are raising, we hope that he will recognize the high risks associated with fracking and abandon his plan to open up Maryland to this dangerous process.
April 11, 2013
Media Statement: The decision is a victory for the organic standard and advances efforts to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.
April 10, 2013
Media Statement: The Obama Administration’s proposed cuts to the FY 2014 budget for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) pave the way for an ill-conceived proposal to remove government inspectors from slaughter facilities and turn over their responsibilities to company-paid employees.
April 9, 2013
Press Release: As the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee conducts confirmation hearings to fill the position of Secretary of Energy, Americans Against Fracking, a broad-based coalition of public health, consumer, labor and environmental groups, today sent the committee a letter urging it to reject Dr. Ernest Moniz’s nomination.
Press Release: Consumers and farmers overwhelmingly support strengthened Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL) rules, as demonstrated by more than 35,600 petition signatures sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture demanding that the integrity of COOL be protected in the face of World Trade Organization (WTO) scrutiny.
April 8, 2013
Consumers Unions, Food & Water Watch, The Center for Food Safety Urge National Organic Standards Board to Discontinue Use of Apple, Pear Production
Press Release: Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, Food & Water Watch, and the Center for Food Safety are urging the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to discontinue the use of antibiotics in organic apple and pear production, citing the potential undermining of the integrity of the organic label and threats to public health and consumer expectations.
April 4, 2013
Group Asks NC Attorney General to Investigate Possible Conflicts of Interest Behind NC’s Rush to Frack
Press Release: Some of North Carolina’s State legislators have been rather hurried in their efforts to open up North Carolina to drilling and fracking for natural gas, leading many residents to wonder why. Today, Food & Water Watch submitted a letter to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper that outlines serious conflicts of interest and a “pattern of political patronage” among public officials in the Governor’s administration, on the Mining and Energy Commission, and in the General Assembly. The letter calls on Attorney General Cooper to investigate the conflicts of interests presented by the financial ties of prominent figures pushing fracking in North Carolina.
Press Release: As municipalities throughout the United States struggle to balance budgets in the wake of last decade’s financial crisis, some may raise cash by leasing or selling their drinking and wastewater systems to private entities.
Press Release: California’s Global Warming Solutions Act created a voluntary cap-and-trade market in an effort to achieve a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Some policymakers consider this program a test market for a national model, as well as a possible opportunity to use international forest offsets from REDD+ programs in developing countries. However, a new report points to significant problems that prevent REDD+ forest offsets from legitimately reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The report, Bad Trade: International Forest Offsets and California’s Carbon Market, released by Food & Water Watch today, demonstrates that cap-and-trade markets are not a viable solution because they don’t encourage emission reductions at the source, but instead privatize natural resources, present opportunities for corrupt offset trading, and threaten the livelihoods and resources of indigenous communities.
April 3, 2013
From Saccharin to GE Seed, Report Profiles Monsanto’s History Peddling Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War
Press Release: Today, the consumer advocacy nonprofit Food & Water Watch released its report, Monsanto: A Corporate Profile.