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June 16, 2015
A coalition of groups are urging the World Health Organization to swiftly set new safety standards for the world’s most widely used herbicide—glyphosate, often sold as “Roundup” – after a WHO cancer-evaluating arm recently classified it as a probable human carcinogen.
June 12, 2015
Today, the House of Representatives put consumers, workers and the environment first when it blocked the easy passage of the Senate-passed Fast Track, also known as Trade Promotion Authority. The House of Representatives blocked one-half of the Fast Track measure in a lopsided bipartisan vote, which will prevent Fast Track from going to the President’s desk.
“Finally, Congress stood up to the Big Business interests pushing Fast Track, which derails the as-yet-unseen Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade pact that will undermine key consumer, public health and environmental protections, and other trade deals that follow. Although the House narrowly passed the Fast Track measure itself, the other portion of the legislation covering worker trade assistance failed.
June 11, 2015
Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the FRESHER Act (Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater runoff through Hydraulic-fracturing Environmental Regulation), a companion bill to H.R. 1460, in the Senate. This bill would remove the current permitting exemption under the Clean Water […]
Today, the House of Representatives bowed to pressure from the international meatpackers and the big business lobby to eliminate a key consumer food label. Americans overwhelmingly want to know where their food comes from and country of origin labeling (COOL) provides this commonsense information to consumers.
June 10, 2015
Groups Urge New York State Government, Cornell University to Notify Public About Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moth Field Trial
Organizations sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball along with Cornell University President David Skorton and Agricultural School Associate Dean Susan Brown, urging them to release information to the public about the field release of genetically engineered (GE) diamondback moths at Cornell’s agricultural experiment station in Geneva, New York and to stop any outdoor trials until more adequate information is available
June 8, 2015
Today, a coalition of 283 farm, rural, consumer, manufacturer, labor, faith and environmental groups from across the United States urged Congress to reject the effort to repeal the country of origin labeling (COOL) law for beef, pork and chicken.
June 4, 2015
Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch Washington, D.C. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their study on hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, and its potential impact on drinking water supplies. The study was conducted at the request of Congress. In response, Wenonah Hauter, executive director of national advocacy […]
FSIS officials recommended recalling poultry products tainted with Salmonella Heidleberg, produced by California’s Foster Farms facilities as early as October 25, 2013, almost nine months before the recall went into effect.
June 1, 2015
Filed in: Fracking
“Rather than offering excuses and justifications, Governor Jerry Brown must lay out a plan to quickly get California off fossil fuels and move the state rapidly to 100 percent renewable energy. Governor Brown’s first step should be to end the expansion of oil development by placing an immediate ban on fracking and extreme extraction.”
Food & Water Watch and Assateague Coastal Trust, represented by lawyers at the Columbia Law School Environmental Clinic, announced they filed opening arguments in a case against the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) last Friday that tries to force the Agency to demand more accountability from the highly polluting factory farm industry on the Eastern Shore. These facilities, also known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), currently operate under Clean Water Act (CWA) discharge permits issued by MDE that provide for minimal inspection and no water quality monitoring to assure compliance.