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We were first introduced to Food & Water Watch during an effort to maintain local control of the publicly owned water system in our area. We have continued to support the efforts of FWW as they lobby for the best interests of the people of this planet.
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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.

November 13, 2008
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FDA Bans Milk Products from China…For the Time Being

Press Release: Press Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter: fter months of intense criticism for lack of action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the melamine milk scandal, the agency has finally banned all milk products manufactured in China. Unfortunately, FDA is getting into the habit of making these critical decisions too late in the game.

November 6, 2008
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Wells, Maine Votes Down Corporate Water

Press Release: As water companies are on the prowl for new water sources, the latest development is a victory for local control. On November 4, Wells residents cast their ballots in favor of a 180-day moratorium on all water extraction activities.

November 5, 2008
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Akron Voters Reject Stinky Privatization Measure

Press Release: Despite the support of the media, members of the investment community and at least one NBA star, residents of Akron, Ohio rejected a measure to privatize their city‚ sewer system on Tuesday. Issue 8 was defeated by 62 percent to 38 percent. Issue 9, a citizen‚ initiative to ensure that all utility privatizations in Akron are subject to public referendum passed by a 2-1 margin.

October 30, 2008
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Gulf Council Does Not Approve Ocean Fish Farming Plan

Press Release: Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy organization, along with an unusual coalition of fishermen, conservation groups, many concerned citizens, and a key member of Congress, helped in moving the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to delay final action on a plan to permit ocean fish farming in Gulf waters until January 2009.

October 27, 2008
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Gulf Council Walking on Thin Ice: Congressman Rahall Opposes Regional Ocean Fish Farming Plan

Press Release: Press Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter: Food & Water Watch applauds Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV), Chair of the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, for strongly advising the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to stop approval of a regional plan to permit offshore aquaculture in federal Gulf waters.

October 24, 2008
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Gulf Council Ignores Overwhelming Public Opposition to Push Through A Bad Plan for Commercial-Scale Fish Farming

Press Release: Food & Water Watch is calling on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to protect fishing, ocean resources and coastal communities rather than promote personal interests. At its meeting from October 27-30, 2008 in Mobile, Alabama, the Gulf Council, an advisory body to the federal government that helps create regional fishing regulations, is scheduled to approve a plan that would permit ocean fish farming in the Gulf of Mexico.

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