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When I scan my Inbox each day, I single out emails from Food & Water Watch because they keep me up-to-date on back-room shenanigans that affect relevant issues that are of concern to me... like the food I buy in the grocery store! And when they ask me to do something, I do it.
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September 25, 2008
Press Release: As the scope of the contaminated milk scandal in China continues to grow, national consumer group Food & Water Watch today called on the Food and Drug Administration to stop the import of dairy products and milk-derived ingredients from China, and urged food manufacturers to test any milk-derived ingredients they have already purchased.
September 24, 2008
Great Lakes Compact Passes the U.S. House, International Coalition of Water Advocates Calls for Additional Protections for Great Lakes Waters
Press Release: On Tuesday, the U.S. House passed the Great Lakes Compact, which aims to ban diversion of Great Lakes water. Hailed as a landmark conservation bill by many, the Compact will ultimately fail to stop corporations from withdrawing and selling water as a commodity. Despite efforts launched by an international coalition lead by Food & Water Watch and the Council of Canadians to ensure a more comprehensive agreement, the Great Lakes Compact passed the U.S. House yesterday by a vote of 390 to 25.
Press Release:The people of Shapleigh, Maine voted overwhelmingly Saturday to halt Nestlé‚ water mining activities. The vote represents a community victory against the multinational company‚ plans to develop new water sources for its Poland Springs bottling brand in Maine.
September 19, 2008
Press Release: Across the country and around the globe, communities are now locked into fierce battles over their most essential resource: water. As bottling, privatization, underfunding, and pollution threaten their water supplies, people from Felton to Fryeburg and from South Africa to Bolivia are facing the same problems. Corporations like Nestlé are buying up control of water resources, turning shared resources that are indispensable for everyone into private property to be exploited for profit. A global water crisis looms, and it is no accident. Irena Salina’s new film, FLOW provides a clear look at the issues we face relating to water.
September 17, 2008
Kansas Moves Forward with Milk-Labeling Rule, Denies Consumers Important Information About Artificial Hormones in Milk
Press Release: Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter: Even though Monsanto has left the rBGH business, its state-by-state labeling battles are still going strong, threatening consumers right to know whether artificial hormones were used to produce milk.
September 16, 2008
A group of citizens in Gilchrist County, Florida is mobilizing against a potential contract to extract and bottle more water from the Santa Fe River, demonstrating that momentum against the corporate control of our nation‚ water resources is growing. While a ‚special use” permit has been filed by a campground called Blue Springs, the company that would ultimately profit from the operation has not been revealed. If approved, the new bottling facility would pump a minimum 500,000 gallons of water a day. Coca-Cola already operates a facility 5,000 feet from the proposed site that can pump up to 1.2 million gallons of water a day.
September 10, 2008
Los Angeles, CA‚ÄîThe L.A. area is in a near-constant state of water shortages and droughts. Water supplies cannot keep up with an exploding population, and conservation measures, such as the recently re-launched Drought Buster program, are being instituted to attempt to rein in the crisis. Other solutions are being sought, too; a private company now has all necessary permits to begin building a controversial desalination plant in Carlsbad. But desalination is expensive and threatens marine environments, and creates an opportunity for corporate, profit-motivated control of water resources. With demand ever increasing, the area‚ water supply, and citizens public control of it, will continue to be in a state of instability.
Washington, DC‚ÄîToday the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation Safety, Infrastructure Security, and Water Quality will hear testimony on SB 790, which amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require manufacturers of bottled water to submit annual reports about contamination. Wenonah Hauter, executive director of the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch will testify to the subcommittee about the environmental, economic and equity issues associated with bottled water and to call for increased funding in public drinking and wastewater infrastructure.
Sacramento, California — In an era of increasing water scarcity, the California Assembly overwhelmingly passed AB 2275, a bill to protect the public‚ right to know how its water is being allocated. The bill, which is authored by Assembly member Felipe Fuentes, is now before Governor Schwarzenegger for his approval.
September 9, 2008
Press Release: Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy group, commends the 12 members of Congress who sent a letter denouncing a U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) proposed rule that would allow industrial fish farming in federal waters.