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Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 995
August 7, 2008
San Francisco, CA. Today six more restaurants in California 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 California and 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.
Press Release: Monsanto’s announcement that it is “repositioning” Posilac, its artificial growth hormone used in milk production and more commonly known as rBGH, is good news for consumers but not the end of the struggle for food safety advocates, warns Food & Water Watch.
August 6, 2008
San Francisco, CA–Activists in McCloud, California won a decisive victory yesterday when the bottled water giant Nestle announced it will kill its water-bottling contract with the McCloud Community Services District. Inked in 2003, the deal would have allowed Nestle to pump up to 200 million gallons of water from nearby Mt. Shasta springs, enough water for 614 typical U.S. families. The bottled water giant had since scaled back the plan due to mounting public opposition led chiefly by the Protect Our Waters Coalition.
Food & Water Watch, Corporate Accountability International and Council of Canadians Endorse Global Water Crisis Film ‚FLOW"
EW YORK, NY , August 7, 2008 , Today, several leading United States and Canada-based advocacy groups have joined forces to support the highly anticipated U.S. theatrical release of FLOW (www.flowthefilm.com) by Oscilloscope Pictures, a distribution company founded by Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys. The announcement was timed to coincide with Nestlé Company‚ (VTX: NESN) plan to release its half-year results today and follows headlines detailing recent setbacks for Nestlé Waters original contract with McCloud, California to build a one million square foot bottling facility. The coalition includes several organizations such as Food & Water Watch, Corporate Accountability International and the Council of Canadians.
August 5, 2008
Washington, DC. , Bottled water has been a popular beverage option in Portland in the past. And Food & Water Watch organizer Nancy Matela is working to ensure that it‚ popularity stays in the past. Matela is working with local activists in Portland as part of Food & Water Watch‚ Take Back the Tap campaign to convince local restaurants and event organizers to eliminate bottled water.
Press Release: According to a new guide released by Food & Water Watch, event organizers, whether throwing garden parties, conferences, or citywide street festivals, can join the growing movement against bottled water. The national consumer advocacy group will provide tap water for the inaugural Slow Food Nation event over Labor Day weekend.
July 31, 2008
California Department of Public Health Protects Bottled Water Corporations Instead of Consumers By Opposing ‚Right to Know" Legislation
San Francisco, CA–Despite the increasing importance of efficient water management the California Department of Public Health has labeled the amount of water commercially bottled in California as a ‚trade secret.” In a recent letter from the department to Assembly member Felipe Fuentes, author of Assembly Bill 2275, the department argues that the bill‚ requirement that bottled water facilities disclose the volume of water bottled would reveal ‚confidential business information.”
Chicago, IL , Yesterday the U.S Congress‚ House Judiciary Committee approved the Great Lakes Compact, an agreement between the 8 states of the Great Lakes Basin, which lays out takings guidelines from major water supplies in that area for use by large scale projects and private enterprise. Yet many of the exceptions outlined in the Compact are bad for consumers and the environment. A coalition between Food & Water Watch and the Council of Canadians has issued a set of recommendations in response to the Compact to ensure that water remains a public resource and is not subject to the exploitation of profit-hungry corporations.
July 30, 2008
Press Release: Today, Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy organization, panned a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on offshore aquaculture – the industrial production of fish using cages located in open ocean waters. Legislation to create a national program for offshore aquaculture has been discussed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, but not approved.
July 29, 2008
Press Release: An international tribunal has ruled that transnational water company Biwater is entitled to nothing from Tanzania. That’s $20 million short of what the UK-based corporation wanted.