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Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 1056
February 6, 2009
Press Release: Press Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director: Food & Water Watch applauds Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV), Chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, for continuing his strong opposition to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council plan to permit ocean fish farming in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
February 5, 2009
Washington, DC–Last week, Naturally Iowa, Inc, a distributor of bottled spring water and dairy products, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had chosen to carry its Green Bottle Spring Water products in all of its food service locations. According to the company, Green Bottle Spring Water meets specifications for quality and environmental sustainability because its bottle is made from corn, rather than oil.
February 4, 2009
Press Release: Food & Water Watch today released a new report that reveals that ocean desalination, an emerging technology often promoted by private corporations as a solution to drought and water shortages, creates a myriad of environmental and social problems. Desalination: An Ocean of Problems finds that desalination‚Äîthe process of removing salt from seawater to make it drinkable, carries a high price tag, releases unregulated chemicals into drinking water supplies, uses large amounts of energy, pollutes waterways, and threatens fisheries and marine environments, among other drawbacks.
Press Release: Press Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director: We are experiencing one of the largest food recalls in history, and now more than ever American consumers are in need of an agency that is capable of protecting them from unsafe food. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proven time and again that it is not up to the job.
February 3, 2009
Press Release: Despite opposition, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, a regional body that helps create regulations for U.S. fish, voted 13-4 last week to approve a new management plan for Gulf tilefish and grouper. National consumer advocacy organization Food & Water Watch and others opposed the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) plan based on content and the unfair process used to push it through.
Press Release: Press Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director: Selecting Senator Judd Gregg from New Hampshire as nominee for Secretary of Commerce would be a bad choice for our oceans, our marine wildlife and coastal communities. Senator Gregg is a strong supporter for offshore aquaculture, the commercial-scale production of fish in floating net pens or cages in open waters.
January 29, 2009
Press Release: Press Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director: Last night’s announcement by the Food and Drug Administration that the recall of products from the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Georgia had been expanded serves as further evidence of FDA’s inability to protect consumers from unsafe food.
January 28, 2009
Fishery Management Council Rams Through Bad Plan For Commercial-Scale Fish Farming in Gulf of Mexico
Press Release: Today, Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy group, and others watched in dismay as the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved a plan for fish farming in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf Council, an advisory body to the federal government that helps create regional fishing regulations, ignored overwhelming public opposition and recommended that the widely criticized offshore aquaculture plan be implemented.
January 26, 2009
Press Release: ‚On Thursday the Trenton City Council moved closer to finalizing a deal to sell of its water utility to the private company American Water. The vote moves Trenton and township residents one step closer to a future condemned to excessive rate-hikes, water quality problems, limited accountability and other issues associated with private water utility ownership.
January 15, 2009
Press Statement: ‚The Economic Recovery Bill unveiled yesterday by Congress provides more than $11 billion dollars to improve water quality and infrastructure. Food & Water Watch applauds Congress‚ commitment to ensuring the safety and the integrity of the 1.5 million miles of pipes that deliver the water that is essential to our nation‚ people and families, economy and environment. The money is, however, a drop in the proverbial national water bucket.