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Press Releases Found: 956
January 26, 2009
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Sale of Trenton & Township Water Will Negatively Impact Consumers:

Press Release: ‚On Thursday the Trenton City Council moved closer to finalizing a deal to sell of its water utility to the private company American Water. The vote moves Trenton and township residents one step closer to a future condemned to excessive rate-hikes, water quality problems, limited accountability and other issues associated with private water utility ownership.

January 15, 2009
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Stimulus Funding a Good Start-But More Is Needed

Press Statement: ‚The Economic Recovery Bill unveiled yesterday by Congress provides more than $11 billion dollars to improve water quality and infrastructure. Food & Water Watch applauds Congress‚ commitment to ensuring the safety and the integrity of the 1.5 million miles of pipes that deliver the water that is essential to our nation‚ people and families, economy and environment. The money is, however, a drop in the proverbial national water bucket.

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.

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