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December 17, 2009
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New Analysis of Public Water Systems Emphasizes Need to Address Source Pollution

Recent media coverage on contaminants in public drinking water supplies has obscured the root causes of many of our water woes. Rather than vilifying public tap water, we should instead examine the reasons for the compromised quality of this essential public resource.

December 16, 2009
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Are we moving from Nanotechnology to Nanotoxicity?

Brussels – Industries claim that nanotechnology is both good for business and good for consumers quality of life, a seemingly obvious win-win situation. Yet the less advertised risks of nanotechnology applications require close scrutiny.

December 11, 2009
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Catch Share Task Force Statement Vague

“Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Catch Share Task Force released a vague policy statement advocating a management tool that can be used to privatize access to our public ocean fish resources or, conversely, to provide more efficient and fair use of federally managed fish populations through publicly managed access programs.

December 10, 2009
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COP 15 in Copenhagen: Time to question industrial agriculture

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to discuss climate change and strategies to prevent and alleviate effects on our planet, Food & Water Europe remains acutely aware of half-hearted solutions that such meetings typically bring. A new factsheet issued today by the consumer group focuses on the lack of willingness to address in a meaningful manner the impact of industrial agriculture on the climate.

December 9, 2009
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Groups Demand Strong Groundwater Testing Program for Dairies in California‚ Central Valley

Sacramento, Calif. , Food & Water Watch, Community Water
Center, the California Sportsfishing Protection Alliance and four other
organizations delivered a petition today to California‚ Central Valley
Regional Water Quality Control Board (the Board) asking the Board to strengthen
its groundwater-monitoring program around the region‚ dairies. As currently

December 8, 2009
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Water Woes a Product of Inadequate Funding for Infrastructure Upgrades

Today’s New York Times article on violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act underscores the profound challenges facing municipalities around the country in delivering safe, clean water to residents. Yet, it should not be taken as a reason to condemn the public ownership of local water systems, nor should it erode public faith in government’s ability to safeguard this essential resource. If anything, it highlights a need for government to be more responsive to the water crisis facing many municipalities across the country.

December 3, 2009
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Food & Water Watch Victory Shows Power of Grassroots Action!

“Food & Water Watch‚ campaign to give public schools the option of serving artificial hormone-free or organic milk proves that grassroots action really works. As a result of public pressure, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) directed state and regional directors of nutrition programs to allow these healthier options in school cafeterias.

November 25, 2009
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New Water Technology Funding Bill Needs Stronger Environmental and Consumer Safeguards

Press Release: Last week, U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (D-31, CA) introduced H.R. 4132, otherwise known as the Clean Renewable Water Supply Act, a federal bill that would dole out $6.2 billion dollars in federal subsidies for water supply facilities over the next 10 years. Notwithstanding the bill‚ seemingly innocuous title, not every water supply technology is truly innovative, renewable, clean, or worthy of federal tax breaks. Without more work, the bill may end up providing tax breaks for big polluters.

November 20, 2009
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Food & Water Watch Releases Fresh New Collection of Affordable, Sustainable Seafood Recipes for Holiday Season

Just in time for the holiday season, Food & Water Watch today released its new collection of affordable, sustainable seafood recipes, Fish & Tips on a Budget: The Frugal Fish Edition. The innovative collection, which is available for free online, brings together the creations of the winners of Food & Water Watch‚ Frugal Fish recipe contest, as well as recipes from Chef Rocky Barnette and Food & Water Watch Fish Program Director Marianne Cufone.

November 18, 2009
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Opposition to Desalination Escalates in Rockland County, New York

Public resistance to desalination mounted last week when two towns in Rockland County, New York, issued resolutions voicing opposition to the proposed Haverstraw Water Supply Project. The towns of Ramapo and Stony Point passed resolutions speaking out against the project. An initiative of the private corporation United Water, the project would supply water to the Rockland County area by desalinating water from the Hudson River just north of New York City. Proponents tout the project as a means of supplying long-term drinking water to the area. Yet, there are major problems with the proposal.

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