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May 20, 2014
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Santa Cruz County First to Ban Fracking in California

Press Release: The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 today to prohibit fracking and oil and gas development in Santa Cruz County. Food & Water Watch, 350.org, Environment California, Center for Biological Diversity, Californians Against Fracking, Santa Cruz Sierra Club, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and UC Santa Cruz students rallied with Supervisor John Leopold after the vote to celebrate the victory.

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Food & Water Watch Decries Flour Milling Merger

“Consumer and farmers were dealt a blow today when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the largest flour mill merger in history with the minimal requirement that only four mills be divested.

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.”

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