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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.
Press Releases: AllPress Releases Found: 995
July 29, 2008
Press Release: Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director: Consumers have been waiting far too long for mandatory country-of-origin labeling, which finally goes into effect on September 30th. Later this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release their interim final rule for mandatory labeling for red meat, chicken, goat, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, peanuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, and ginseng.
Press Release: Food & Water Watch and Riverkeeper kicked off their Take Back the Tap , New York campaign at the Bowery Hotel‚ Gemma. In honor of Restaurant Week, the two partner organizations are calling on New York restaurants to celebrate and support New York‚ world famous tap water by taking bottled water off their menus.
July 24, 2008
Press Release: Despite assertions by global trade ministers, this week‚ World Trade Organization negotiations in Geneva will not solve the current global food crisis, according to a new report released today by U.S.-based consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch.
July 18, 2008
The People: 1; Nestle: 1: Activists Save Water From Corporate Control in Wells, Maine as Neighbors in Rangeley Lose Out To Extraction Site
Water activists seized a decisive victory yesterday when trustees of the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Wells Water District voted to indefinitely table action on a thirty year agreement with Nestle to allow the company to extract local water for Poland Springs water in Wells, Maine. Nestle announced its plan to forge a contract with the water district last month to take between 250,000 to 500,000 gallons of water a day from the town’s fragile ecosystem. Food & Water Watch allied with Defending Water in Maine and other local organizations to protest the contract and Nestle’s presence in Maine.
July 15, 2008
Press Release: Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director: In a time of increasing concern over the safety of our food supply, it is disconcerting to hear of frivolous spending from a federal agency that is charged with protecting consumers safety. Yet unfortunately this is the case with the Food and Drug Administration.
July 11, 2008
Backlash Against Bottled Water Gains Momentum: ‚Ä®Food & Water Watch To Coordinate Access to Tap Water at Slow Food Nation
Washington, DC– Food & Water Watch is partnering with sustainable food activists to ensure access to safe, clean, free tap water at the upcoming Slow Food Nation festival Labor Day weekend in San Francisco, California. The event is one of many in a growing movement to reject bottled water. The consumer advocacy group will coordinate the installation and operation of five tap water stations at the event and will sell patrons re-usable, environmentally friendly stainless steal canteens. It will also produce a how-to guide for event planners interesting in catering bottled-water free events.
Press Release: Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director: After years of bureaucratic delay, we are encouraged to see that the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚ Food Safety and Inspection Service has finally decided to disclose the names of retailers where meat and poultry products subject to Class I recalls are sold.
July 8, 2008
Press Release: Food & Water Watch sued to stop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from authorizing a bizarre experimental fish farm in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. The experiment, which garnered national and international press because of its novelty, intends to release fish into the Bay once they are trained to associate a specific sound with being fed.
Press Release: Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director: The current 5.3 million pound recall of beef products from Nebraska Beef clearly illustrates the error made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚ Food Safety and Inspection (FSIS) in 2003 when it failed to appeal a questionable court decision that allowed the company to stay open in spite of unsanitary conditions.
Press Release: The Bush administration took an end-run around Congress today with a proposal that, for the first time ever, would set up a federal program to allow industrial fish farming in federal waters. The proposal, announced by the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS), would allow fish farms to operate in federal water using energy companies oil and gas rigs.