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May 19, 2014
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Farmers, Ranchers and Consumers Urge Congress to Reject Harmful Appropriations Policy Riders on COOL and Farmer Protections

Today, farm, rural, consumer, labor and environmental groups from across the United States delivered two separate letters to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to reject any efforts in their upcoming 2015 Appropriations Bill to insert policy riders that would harm family farmers, ranchers and consumers.

May 16, 2014

FDA’s Latest Report on Imported Pet Treats from China Shows Weakness of our Trade Policies

“Today, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released its latest update on the number of pet illnesses associated with imported pet treats from China, and the numbers have grown to 4,800 cases, including three human illnesses and 1,000 canine deaths

May 14, 2014
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German Environment Ministers Institute De Facto Moratorium on Fracking

Today, Food & Water Watch learned that German Environment Ministers have banded together to make changes to mining law that will effectively create a de facto moratorium on fracking in most areas of Germany.

May 6, 2014
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Third National Climate Assessment a Wakeup Call for Governor Brown

Media Statement: Third National Climate Assessment a Wakeup Call for Governor Brown

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Third National Climate Assessment a Wakeup Call for President Obama and Congress

“The Third National Climate Assessment, released this morning, highlights once again that the Obama administration needs to seriously rethink its approach to combatting climate change. It’s time to consider energy policies that fuel American communities over the long term, not pad the profits of the oil and gas industry.

April 24, 2014
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Moves to Expedite Fracked Gas Exports Spark Public Outcry: Americans Urge Senators to Ban LNG Exports

Press Release: Some 182,000 petitions have been delivered to the U.S. Senate to urge it to reject plans to dramatically expedite exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

April 11, 2014
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FDA Decision to Expand Food Irradiation Masks Weak Import Inspections

Media Statement: “Today’s announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving the use of ionizing radiation as a food safety measure for crustaceans continues to show how inadequate the FDA food inspection system is, especially for imported foods.”

Unlabeled GMO Salmon? Groups Call on FDA to Rein In Industry Claims

Press Release: Food & Water Watch and Center for Food Safety called on FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg today to put an end to erroneous statements by AquaBounty Technologies Vice President, who recently told the press that FDA has already decided that the company’s GMO salmon will be sold without a label.

“FDA’s failure to take action on AquaBounty’s blatant misrepresentation of the facts typifies the agency’s entire hands-off regulatory review of GMO salmon,” said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch. “It also illustrates the dangerous level of miscommunication between FDA and AquaBounty that, historically, has caused the agency to overlook critical risks associated with GMO salmon.”

April 9, 2014
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Albuquerque Memorial Calls For Statewide and National Labeling of GMOs

Press Release: This week, City Councilman Isaac Benton, District 2, and co-sponsor Diane Gibson, District 7, introduced a memorial in the Albuquerque City Council that would support labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs) on a statewide and national level. The memorial was drafted with the support of the national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch and is strongly backed by a diverse coalition of over 50 organizations and businesses in New Mexico including the La Montanita Food Coop, Dragon Farm, ProgressnowNM and Marchers Against Monsanto.

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House Subcommittee’s Approval of LNG Exports Means More Money for Big Oil and Gas, More Fracking In U.S. Communities

Washington, D.C. – “On Wednesday, the U.S. House’s Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power voted in favor of a bill to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) abroad under the guise of aiding Ukraine. But this bill, H.R.6, would only serve to increase profits for the oil and gas industry, greatly accelerating fracking here at home, endangering American communities, public health and the climate. We strongly recommend that both houses of Congress reject any and all plans to export LNG overseas.

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