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February 26, 2015
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USDA Records Reveal Staffing Shortages Undermining Food Safety

Press Release: These records document the number of inspection tasks that were not performed and the most common reasons why over a two-year period, revealing that for meat and poultry, inadequate staffing and turn around times were often to blame.

February 24, 2015
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“Coloradans Against Fracking” Urges Statewide Ban on the Dangerous Gas and Oil Extraction Method

A broad-based coalition of groups has launched Coloradans Against Fracking, urging Governor Hickenlooper to use his executive authority to ban the dangerous oil and gas extraction process.

February 19, 2015
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Food & Water Watch Commends FTC Action to Block Sysco-US Foods Merger

Media Statement: Today, the Federal Trade Commission appropriately sued to block the merger between Sysco and US Foods, demonstrating that U.S. antitrust laws can have some teeth.

February 18, 2015
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Advocates Urge FTC to Reject Post-MOM Brands Cereal Merger

Press Release: Today, 22 consumer, community, farm, faith, food and hunger organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the 50 state attorneys general urging a full investigation into the recently proposed merger between breakfast cereal manufacturers Post Holdings, Inc. and MOM Brands.

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Freedom of Information? Not Where Food Safety is Concerned

Pointing out the critical role that public information plays in food safety, today Food & Water Watch slammed USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for failing to operate within a culture of transparency.

February 13, 2015

USDA Approves GMO Apples Despite Opposition from Apple Industry and Consumers

Media Statement: Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ genetically engineered Arctic Apples.

Food & Water Watch Seeks Overturn of Court Decision Allowing Implementation of New Poultry Inspection System

Press Release: Food & Water Watch filed notice that it would ask a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court’s decision earlier in the week that ruled it lacked jurisdiction to stop the implementation of the USDA’s New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules.

February 12, 2015

Advocates Urge FDA to Halt Risky GMO Mosquito Release

Press Release: Food & Water Watch urged the FDA to prevent Oxitec from releasing millions of unregulated genetically GMO mosquitoes in the Florida Keys this spring and to require the company to submit to a formal agency review.

February 10, 2015
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“Don’t Frack Denver” Calls on Mayor, Council to Protect Mile High City

“Don’t Frack Denver” coalition launches in Colorado: “Fracking makes Coloradans sick, drives down property values and contaminates our public water and clean air,” said Sam Schabacker, Western Region Director with Food & Water Watch. “Denver’s exceptional quality of life is too precious to risk: fracking must not take place in our community or watershed.”

February 9, 2015
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Ranchers, Consumers Applaud Dismissal of COOL Lawsuit

Press Release: Industry opponents to the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) law dropped their longstanding case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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