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Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 1016
March 7, 2012
Press Release: New technology enabling the extraction of large quantities of oil and natural gas from shale and other rock formations could drive the world’s next great global water crisis unless it is banned, according to a new report released today by national consumer group Food & Water Watch.
March 5, 2012
Kampachi Farms LLC Announces First Fish Farm Harvest, But Omits Law Suit and Illegal Operating Permit From Their Message
Statement: “Kampachi Farms Founder Neil Simm’s self-congratulatory announcement of the company’s first successful harvest from the first commercial offshore aquaculture facility in federal waters in the United States is an attempt to paper over the company’s problems. The announcement should have mentioned the lawsuit that was filed by Honolulu-based KAHEA: The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance and Food & Water Watch against federal agencies for allowing Kampachi Farms (formerly Kona Blue Water Farms) to operate their aquaculture farm in federal waters with an illegal permit.
February 28, 2012
Public-Public Partnerships Provide Affordable, Efficient Drinking Water and Sanitation to Cash and Resource-Strapped Communities
Solving the tragedy of almost 900 million people around the globe lacking access to safe water, and 2.6 billion lacking access to sanitation requires innovative solutions to fixing inadequate and underfunded infrastructure. A new report released today by the national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch highlights how public-public partnerships have successfully and inexpensively provided these critical resources to communities around the globe.
February 23, 2012
National, Community, Labor and Food Leaders Explain Why Walmart Can’t Fix New York City’s Food System
Today on the steps of New York City Hall, national, community, food, urban and labor group leaders hosted a press conference to address Walmart’s negative impact on the food system. Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter and Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU), spoke at the event, which also marked the release of the new Food & Water Watch report, “Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System,” an analysis of the rift between Walmart’s marketing claims and the true impact the company has on the food system.
February 21, 2012
Press Release: Today, as Walmart releases its fourth quarter earnings, Food & Water Watch released a report analyzing the rift between Walmart’s marketing claims and the true impact the company has on the food system. Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System finds that Walmart’s recent high-profile initiatives to bring healthier fare to food deserts, expand healthy food offerings including local and organic food, and be environmentally sustainable are merely window dressing to divert attention away from the company’s business model, which squeezes farmers, workers and processors, and drives food production to become more consolidated and industrialized.
February 16, 2012
Analysis Casts Doubts on Strength of Nestlé’s Bottled Water Business, Raises New Questions for Investors
Media Statement: “Nestlé released its 2011 full year results today, wherein the food and beverage behemoth boasted that its bottled water business grew worldwide. Nestlé highlights that its bottled water division Nestlé Waters experienced organic growth of 5.2 percent last year, but the company’s financial statements show that is not the full story.
February 14, 2012
World Water Forum Attendance Reportedly Down as Activists Ramp Up Preparations for Alternative Forum
Press Release: Critics of the triennial World Water Forum are encouraged by the failure on the part of forum organizers to attract large numbers to this year’s event taking place March 12-17 in Marseille.
Forum organizers announced at a press conference last week that only 2,000 people had fully registered, while another 2,000 were yet to be confirmed. This falls dismally short of the 20,000 participants that had been anticipated.
Media Statement: “The budget proposed today by President Obama for fiscal year 2013 contains cuts to critical food safety programs, particularly the agency responsible for meat and poultry inspection, the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”
February 13, 2012
Media Statement: “While we applaud the Obama administration for seeking an increase in funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) fisheries’ Annual Stock Assessments, this budget still displays misplaced priorities.”
“President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2013 delivers yet another blow to our nation’s critical drinking and clean water resources, and further undermines the EPA’s ability to ensure that all Americans have access to safe, clean, affordable water.