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January 14, 2009
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Consumers & Communities Reject Nestlé's Extraction of Water for Profit

Press Release: Concerned with the health of their local groundwater supply, environments and economies, communities across the country are successfully challenging Nestlé‚ aggressive efforts to expand its water bottling operations, according to a new report by Food & Water Watch, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization.

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FDA Issues Recall Press Release for Peanut Corporation of America Peanut Butter

Press Release: Press Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director: Although it’s the beginning of a new year, the Food and Drug Administration is proving that nothing has changed when it comes to food safety and protecting American consumers. Four days after King Nut issued a recall announcement for its peanut butter that was manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America due to a Salmonella outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration has finally issued a recall press release today.

January 12, 2009
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Country-of-Origin Labeling Loopholes Leave Consumers in the Dark

Press Release: Press Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter: The Bush administration has been working hard in its last weeks to roll back consumer protections, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to finalize an inadequate rule for country-of-origin labeling is no exception.

December 18, 2008
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Bush Administration Exempts Factory Farms From Regulation

Press Release: Press Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter: The latest in a long list of midnight regulations released by the Bush Administration to undermine federal environmental standards is the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule, published today, that will let factory farms off the hook from reporting hazardous air emissions.

December 11, 2008
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Growing Fruit and Vegetable Imports Pose Threat to American Consumers

Press Release: Americans are consuming more imported fresh fruit, fresh vegetable, canned and frozen produce and fruit juice than ever before, but a new law exempts much imported produce from having to be labeled with its country of origin. According to a new study by consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch, imports made up twice as much of the fresh fruit and fresh vegetables that Americans ate in 2007 as in 1993.

December 2, 2008
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Coalition Protests Corporate Water Conference With Street Theater and Press Conference

Press Release: On December 3, a coalition of public interest organizations and affected individuals will protest a large corporate water conference in San Francisco entitled ‚Corporate Water Footprinting: Towards a Sustainable Water Strategy.” The organizations will highlight water abuses perpetrated by the conference‚ corporate sponsors with street theatre followed by a press conference.

December 1, 2008
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FDA Fakes a Passing Grade

Press Release: Press Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter: The ‚Food Protection Plan: One Year Progress Summary” released today by the Food and Drug Administration is being touted by the agency as evidence of its improved performance on food safety. But the last year‚ headlines about massive recalls, dangerous imports, and large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illness tell a different story.

November 25, 2008
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Laboratory Error: Majority of Seafood Imports Not Tested for Food Safety

Press Release: As food safety problems continue to make headlines, American consumers are in for more disturbing news: that less than one in a million pounds of seafood imported into the United States are tested in laboratories for Salmonella, Listeria, chemical and drug residues, metals, and pesticides.

November 19, 2008
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Aqua America: Water Provider or Profiteer?

Press Release: Kids in Chuluota, Florida are getting sick from drinking local water. People in certain parts of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Cambridge, New York are experiencing, or expect to face, egregious water rate hikes. What do these communities have in common? Their water is serviced subsidiaries of the private water company Aqua America.

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Groups Criticize USDA Board Recommendation to Label Fish Farmed in Open Waters "Organic"

Press Release: Today the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) recommended that fish from open water aquaculture be certified as organic, setting a precedent that would lower the bar on organic standards, according to the national consumer advocacy organization Food & Water Watch.

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