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October 18, 2011
Press Release: A white paper released today by Food & Water Watch and the Public Health Institute challenges the common assumption that government subsidies to farmers growing corn, soybeans and other commodity crops is a primary factor in increasing rates of obesity.
October 12, 2011
Public Interest Groups to President Obama and Delaware River Basin Commissioners: Don’t Freeze the Public Out of Historic Fracking Decision
Today a coalition of 36 environmental, consumer and community organizations urged the Delaware River Basin Commission to reconsider its recent decision to postpone a special meeting to decide whether or not to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Delaware River Basin.
Press Statement: “We are appalled to hear that the House Natural Resources committee has passed the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act, which would waive federal environmental protections for Department of Homeland Security activities on federal lands in border areas. Let’s hope it doesn’t go any further than that.
Press Release: On Wednesday, the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch released a new analysis detailing the troubling implications of expanding factory fish farming off U.S. coasts. Coming on the heels of the federal government’s announcement this summer of its National Aquaculture Policy, the organization’s report, Fishy Farms: The Government’s Push for Factory Farming in Our Oceans, finds that achieving the government’s goals for the industry would come at a tremendous cost to both wild fish populations and the marine environment.
October 7, 2011
Media Statement: As backlash against fracking gains speed, the Delaware River Basin Commission’s decision to delay their vote on the process demonstrates that they are afraid to face the public outcry. It is clear that the commission’s motive for moving its vote to a holiday week is an attempt to preclude the public from attending this historic meeting.
September 29, 2011
Press Release: Food & Water Watch today released a report that provides scientific and political background behind the introduction of genetically engineered food in the United States, and its potential impact on consumers, the environment and farmers. The report, Genetically Engineered Food: An Overview, outlines how the genetic engineering of crops and animals for human consumption is not the silver bullet approach for feeding a growing population that the agribusiness and biotechnology industries claim it is. Conversely, studies find that GE plants and animals do not perform better than their traditional counterparts and raise a slew of health, environmental and ethical concerns.
September 28, 2011
Proposed Rule to Expand Radiation Facilities Only Benefits Exporting Countries While Putting American Farmers, Consumers and Environment at Risk
Media Statement: Tomorrow, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will publish a proposed rule that would expand potentially risky produce imports by increasing the locations where food irradiation facilities can locate in southern states. The proposed rule does a disservice to U.S. farmers and consumers.
September 27, 2011
Press Release: Food & Water Watch, joined by Conservation Voters New Mexico and the New Mexico Federation of Labor, today released a report that outlines several examples of how Governor Susana Martinez has given special privilege to industries like oil and gas, industrialized dairy, homebuilders and mining at the expense of environmental protection and the local economy.
mmediately following a press conference that took place in front of the Capitol Roundhouse at 12:30 p.m., the groups and other concerned New Mexicans hand-delivered the report to Governor Martinez’s office and demanded that she give advocates for small business, working families and the environment a seat at the table that has otherwise been reserved solely for big industry.
Press Release: Food & Water Watch is asking consumers across Michigan to call Senator Debbie Stabenow’s office today and urge her to call on President Obama and her senate colleagues to implement and defend fair farm rules that will level the playing field for independent family farmers and in turn benefit consumers. The calls being made in Michigan are part of a Day of Action being conducted by Food & Water Watch and its allies.
Press Release: Food & Water Watch is asking consumers across Pennsylvania to call Senator Robert Casey’s office today and urge him to call on President Obama and his senate colleagues to implement and defend fair farm rules that will level the playing field for independent family farmers and in turn benefit consumers. The calls being made in Pennsylvania are part of a Day of Action being conducted by Food & Water Watch and its allies.