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August 26, 2009
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Santa Monica Farmers Markets and Food & Water Watch Partner to Launch "I Love Santa Monica Water" Campaign

Press Release: On the forefront of a nationwide trend to kick the bottled water habit, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Farmers Markets today partnered with the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch to launch the “I Love Santa Monica Water” campaign by providing free filtered Santa Monica tap water at special self-serve station to all market customers and vendors. Former Mayor and current Council Member Richard Bloom demonstrated his support for the program by signing a pledge on behalf of the community to support tap water and avoid bottled water. The event marked the start of the markets ongoing effort to offer free filtered tap water at all four of its markets.

August 13, 2009
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Tides Shift Against Nestle as Company Reports Decline in Bottled Water Sales

Press Release: This week’s mounting consumer backlash against Nestle became especially apparent when the mega-conglomerate reported that their sales had dipped by 2.4 percent to 5.07 billion Swiss francs ($4.69 billion) from 5.21 billion francs a year earlier. The company’s bottled water division, which packages and sells water under several brands including Arrowhead, Calistoga, Deer Park, Poland Spring, and Perrier, among others, recorded a 3.7 percent decline in volume.

August 6, 2009
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Latest Beef Recall Confirms USDA Must Fix Flawed Salmonella Testing Program to Protect Consumers

Press Statement: Today‚ announcement by Beef Packers, Inc. that it is recalling over 800,000 pounds of ground beef due to Salmonella contamination is a vivid reminder of the consequences of gaping holes in our food safety system.

July 31, 2009
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"Aquaculture is Not Fishing": Congressional Bill Reasserts Gulf Council Fish Farming Plan Illegal Under Existing Federal Law

Press Statement: Food & Water Watch commends Representative Gene Taylor (D-MS) and co-sponsors for introducing a bill today to stop regulations that would for the first time allow development of ocean fish farms in U.S. federal waters.

July 29, 2009
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Food & Water Watch Partners with Washington, DC Chefs to Oppose Controversial Gulf Aquaculture Plan and Rally to Support Sustainable Seafood

Press Release: Today, renowned Washington D.C.-area chefs emerged from their kitchens to partner with Food & Water Watch and stir up a diverse crowd of activists, foodies and policy experts to rally against the controversial Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council ocean fish farming plan currently being considered by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

July 28, 2009
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Food & Water Watch to Congress: Start Equivalency Process from Scratch for Chinese Imports

Press Release: Today, Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, testified before the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Food and Drug Administration and recommended the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) restart its approval process in granting China equivalency status before importing processed poultry products.

July 21, 2009
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New Food & Water Watch Report Calls For Improved National Data Collection on Groundwater Resources

Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy group, today released a report urging the federal government to ramp up its efforts to collect data on groundwater quantity and quality throughout the United States. The report, entitled “Unmeasured Danger: America’s Hidden Groundwater Crisis,” highlights the inadequacies of collecting data on groundwater at the local level and makes the case for why the federal government should oversee and dedicate funds for research on this vital, yet diminishing resource.

July 15, 2009
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Food & Water Watch Applauds Introduction of Federal Trust Fund for Clean Water Infrastructure

Press Statement: Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3) introduced legislation to establish a Water Protection and Reinvestment Trust Fund to support investment in drinking water and clean water infrastructure. We applaud Representative Blumenauer for this vital piece of legislation, which Food & Water Watch has advocated for over the past three years.

July 14, 2009
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Popular Pesticide Triclosan Found to Carry Numerous Health and Environmental Risks

Press Release: Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy organization, in partnership with the public health and environmental activist group Beyond Pesticides, today submitted an amended petition to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requiring that the agency ban the use of the controversial pesticide triclosan for non-medical applications on the basis that those uses violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act. Strong scientific evidence suggests that pervasive use of triclosan poses imminent threats to human health and the environment.

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Trenton Judge Flip-Flops on Water Utility Sale

Press Release: Yesterday, Superior Court Judge Linda Feinberg ruled against a public referendum pushed by local citizens to decide the fate of an embattled water utility in Trenton, New Jersey. This latest development comes just two months after Feinberg agreed to reassess an earlier decision to allow the sale of a portion of Trenton’s water utility to the private company American Water.

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