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March 3, 2010
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Twenty Local Businesses and Organizations Wash Their Hands of an Endocrine-Disrupting Pesticide

Press Release: Today, the national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch convened twenty local businesses and organizations as they announced their commitment to not purchase, use or sell products that contain triclosan, a pesticide shown to pose risks to both human health and the environment. The event, an initiative of Food and Water Watch’s “Wash Your Hands of Triclosan” campaign, is a strong indication of an increasing public backlash against triclosan. Speakers additionally expressed support for a proposed Highland Park ordinance to ban the municipal purchase of products containing triclosan, which will be discussed at the Highland Park Board of Health’s meeting on March 11.

March 2, 2010
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Momentum to Investigate BP's Atlantis Builds

Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter: “Today, 19 members of Congress publicly called on the U.S. Mineral Management Service (MMS) to conduct an investigation into the allegations of a former BP employee that the company’s Atlantis oil and gas platform lacks the engineered-certified documents needed for it to operate safely.”

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Congress Must Act Now to Protect America’s Water

While nearly invisible under our homes and streets, America’s water pipes and treatment plants keep our communities livable, our lifestyles possible, and our industries viable. The recent tragedy in Minnesota and pipe explosion in New York has drawn attention to the dangers of neglecting our basic infrastructure. Today, we congratulate Congressman Oberstar and Senators Lautenburg and Boxer for their leadership and call on the Senate to ensure clean, affordable drinking water and safe, swimmable waterways by providing critical funding for water across the United States.

February 25, 2010
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Why Is the USDA Begging China for More Imported Food?

Statement from Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch: In a new report to Congress on the state of food safety systems in the People’s Republic of China, the USDA seems to be confused about its mission – to protect the American public from unsafe food and promote U.S. agriculture. The USDA was required by Congress to submit the report as part of the FY 2010 appropriations bill. In the report, the USDA was charged with determining whether China can safely export processed poultry products to the United States.

February 18, 2010
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Poll Shows Voters Ready to Flush $11 Billion Water Bond in November

Press Release: A majority of California voters oppose the $11.1 billion water bond that the Legislature and the Governor have placed on the November ballot, according to a recent statewide poll conducted by Tulchin Research.

February 3, 2010
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Food & Water Watch: IntraFish Misses the Big Picture

Media Statment: IntraFish absurdly accuses Food & Water Watch of lying in a press release regarding Monterey Bay Aquarium’s (MBAQ’s) removal of “Kona Kampachi” from its seafood card (February 1, “NGOs gone wild”). Author Ben DiPietro irresponsibly reported that Food & Water Watch claimed, “The reason the fish was removed from the popular list… was because of environmental concerns about the farming methods and a lack of respect for Native Hawaiian customs.” IntraFish fails to see the big picture – and misrepresented the message.

February 2, 2010
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President’s Budget Leaves Critical Gaps In Consumer Protection

The Obama Administration’s proposed 2011 budget falls short of what is needed to protect consumers by underfunding food safety and water infrastructure, while devoting government resources to promoting unsustainable methods of producing food.

January 29, 2010
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For Hawaii, New Bills on Ocean Fish Farming are Two Steps Forward, and One Step Back

Media Statement: “This week, three bills were introduced in the Hawaii State Legislature that have the potential to significantly impact the integrity of Hawaii’s ocean resources, and the vital role they play in the state’s economy and lives of its residents.

January 28, 2010
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Food & Water Watch Supports Monterey Bay Aquarium Removal of “Kona Kampachi” Fish from Seafood Card

January 28, 2010, Washington, DC – Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy organization, and Hawaii’s Kanaka Council, a coalition of Native Hawaiian rights groups, congratulate Monterey Bay Aquarium for removing Kona Blue Water Farms’ U.S. farmed yellowtail or “Kona Kampachi” from the aquarium’s Seafood Watch Card. Previously the ocean farmed fish was listed as a “yellow” choice, a “good” alternative on Monterey Bay’s seafood guide. The two groups urged Monterey Bay Aquarium in mid 2009 to remove Kona’s product from a list of sustainable seafood choices, due to negative environmental impacts and lack of respect for local traditions and culture.

January 15, 2010
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Food and Water Europe welcomes UK Supermarket Ombudsman

The Black Isle, Scotland – Yesterday‚ announcement that the UK will at last have a supermarket Ombudsman to curb the economic power of retail grocery stores and to enforce the Groceries Supply Code of Practice is welcome news for suppliers and consumers. We are pleased that the Ombudsman will be given the power to respond to anonymous complaints and we look forward to a tough response to the widespread non-competitive practices that have been used by supermarket chains.

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