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June 10, 2015
Groups Urge New York State Government, Cornell University to Notify Public About Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moth Field Trial
Organizations sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball along with Cornell University President David Skorton and Agricultural School Associate Dean Susan Brown, urging them to release information to the public about the field release of genetically engineered (GE) diamondback moths at Cornell’s agricultural experiment station in Geneva, New York and to stop any outdoor trials until more adequate information is available
June 8, 2015
Today, a coalition of 283 farm, rural, consumer, manufacturer, labor, faith and environmental groups from across the United States urged Congress to reject the effort to repeal the country of origin labeling (COOL) law for beef, pork and chicken.
June 4, 2015
Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch Washington, D.C. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their study on hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, and its potential impact on drinking water supplies. The study was conducted at the request of Congress. In response, Wenonah Hauter, executive director of national advocacy […]
FSIS officials recommended recalling poultry products tainted with Salmonella Heidleberg, produced by California’s Foster Farms facilities as early as October 25, 2013, almost nine months before the recall went into effect.
June 1, 2015
Filed in: Fracking
“Rather than offering excuses and justifications, Governor Jerry Brown must lay out a plan to quickly get California off fossil fuels and move the state rapidly to 100 percent renewable energy. Governor Brown’s first step should be to end the expansion of oil development by placing an immediate ban on fracking and extreme extraction.”
Food & Water Watch and Assateague Coastal Trust, represented by lawyers at the Columbia Law School Environmental Clinic, announced they filed opening arguments in a case against the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) last Friday that tries to force the Agency to demand more accountability from the highly polluting factory farm industry on the Eastern Shore. These facilities, also known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), currently operate under Clean Water Act (CWA) discharge permits issued by MDE that provide for minimal inspection and no water quality monitoring to assure compliance.
May 29, 2015
Over Memorial Day weekend, Governor Hogan announced that he would not veto the bill (HB 449/SB409) and will allow it to pass into law without his signature.
May 28, 2015
A never-before-seen draft environmental review of AquaBounty Technologies’ (ABTX) genetically engineered (GE) salmon reveals that Canadian government scientists disagree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on key questions related to the safety and performance of what may be the first GE animal approved for human consumption. In light of these findings, Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth and Consumers Union today called on the FDA to terminate its ongoing review of GE salmon.
The partially redacted, 400-page draft risk assessment from the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans makes startling findings about the welfare and performance of GE salmon, including that GE salmon:
May 27, 2015
The size of factory farms in the United States continued a two-decade trend and grew significantly larger from 1997 to 2012, reveals updated data released today by the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch.
Filed in: Fracking
Given all that we now know about fracking, including inevitable air and water pollution, human health risks, and even earthquakes, Governor Hogan’s decision to enable a multi-year moratorium on the extreme drilling process is certainly prudent.