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June 5, 2008
Washington, DC. Today 18 restaurants in seven cities across the United States will demonstrate their commitment to protecting the environment as they join Take Back the Tap, Food & Water Watch‚ campaign to build support for public water and eliminate bottled water. The consumer advocacy group is working with cities across the nation to urge local restaurants and chefs to sign a pledge to switch to serving only tap water, help educate customers about the benefits of tap over bottled water, and whenever possible, install a carbonation machine to make sparkling water from the tap.
June 2, 2008
Water Activists Slay Corporate Behemoth: Food & Water Watch Applauds Felton, CA‚ Victory to Control Water Resources
After six years of political and legal battles, the town of Felton, California has prevailed in efforts to acquire its water system from California-American Water, which was until recently, a subsidiary of the German multi-national corporation RWE. The San Lorenzo Valley Water District will purchase the water system, which includes 250 acres of forested watershed land, for $10.5 million and take control of the $2.9 million loan residents have been paying for a new water treatment plant.
May 30, 2008
Food & Water Watch Joins Activists to Raise Awareness of, Find Solutions for, San Francisco Water Issues
Californians face considerable challenges with regard to their water resources. The State‚ government actively promotes a pro-privatization agenda; funding for public water improvement projects stands at an all-time low; and multi-national corporations bottle our water for profit, taking it from communities that need it.
Food & Water Watch applauds the Assembly’s rejection last week of a bill would have directed taxpayer money to facilitate the privatization of public infrastructure (AB 2278) and other bills that have promoted public-private partnerships in California.
May 17, 2008
International Bottled Water Association Distorts the Truth About Bottled Water: Food & Water Watch Responds to Industry Claims of Environmental Stewardship
Press Release: In an open letter issued late last week to select members of the environmental community, Tom Lauria, Vice President of Communications of the International Bottled Water Association made several claims intended to illustrate the industry‚ ‚continued environmental stewardship.” Yet Lauria‚ assertions are nothing more than hyperbole spun to hide the fact that corporations continue to get rich at the expense of a natural resource and the communities and families that rely on it for sustenance.
May 13, 2008
On May 9th, Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV), chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, re-confirmed what consumer group Food & Water Watch and others have been advocating for years – that more research is needed on the potential environmental and socio-economic threats associated with fish farming.
May 12, 2008
Press Release: One of the key players in the global food market, Cargill, is profiled in a new report released today by the national consumer group Food & Water Watch. The report, entitled “Cargill: A Corporate Threat to Food and Farming”, details Cargill‚ vast influence over international trade and how the company threatens consumers, family farmers, workers, the environment, and even entire economies around the world.
May 8, 2008
Press Release: The Farm Bill finalized by the conferees today leaves the broken commodity programs in place but does include several important provisions that should be preserved in any conference report. Congress should have established farmer,owned and government crop reserves to help flatten out volatile grain and cereal prices in times of a world food crisis.
May 2, 2008
Press Release: Can bottled water be considered sustainable? It is according to the corporate spin-doctors at Fiji Natural Artisanal Water. The company, which already profits on taking a natural resource from an island that often suffers from drought and shipping it around the globe, is now capitalizing on the current public fervor for environmentally friendly products by labeling its water as ‚green.”
April 29, 2008
Press Release: Farm and consumer groups today urged the Farm Bill conference committee to preserve the livestock market and contract reforms in the Livestock Title of the Senate version of the Farm Bill, especially in light of a new expert panel report on the negative impacts of industrial farm animal production.