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June 25, 2015
Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the anti-consumer proposal to replace mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) with a voluntary labeling program for beef and pork products.
June 24, 2015
Filed in: Fracking
Food & Water Watch released today an analysis of reams of documents it obtained from the state of Pennsylvania that clearly demonstrate an ongoing pattern of alarming inadequacy and negligence by the state Dept. of Health (DOH) in its response to fracking-related health complaints from state residents.
June 23, 2015
Press Release: The biggest threat to our environment is carbon dioxide emissions, and lawmakers are increasingly alarmed about the impact it’s having on our oceans. A new Food & Water Watch report notes clear scientific evidence demonstrating how our oceans have been absorbing increasing levels of carbon dioxide at an alarmingly rapid rate thanks to pollution from burning fossil fuels and deforestation, which results in increasingly acidic waters. Ocean acidification endangers marine habitats, coastal regions, fisheries, livelihoods, environmental stability and food security.
Media Statement: This week’s recall of ten brands of bottled water from Niagara Bottling is yet another reminder that bottled water is no safer than water from the tap.
Media Statement: Today, the Senate narrowly approved a procedural motion to pass a degraded version of the Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority that passed last month.
June 18, 2015
Media Statement: “Today, the Republican leadership rammed undemocratic stand-alone Fast Track legislation, also known as Trade Promotion Authority, through the House of Representatives. This bill puts transnational corporate interests ahead of the American people.
Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch Washington, DC — “Pope Francis is reiterating what scientists and advocates have been saying for years: we need to reduce carbon emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change. But it’s his bold and honest analysis of pollution trading that is most noteworthy. “The pope has cut […]
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 […]