Since Food & Water Watch began, we’ve been working throughout California to support sustainable, healthy food and farms and keep the state’s precious water resources in public hands. We are immersed in major campaigns to defeat fracking, a massive corporate water grab, and to win labeling of genetically engineered foods.
Fracking is an intensive process to release and extract oil or gas by blasting water, chemicals, and sand at high pressure into deep underground rock formations. From the Sacramento Valley to Los Angeles County, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is taking place across California, polluting local water and air, accelerating climate change, eroding property values and creating tremendous amounts of waste, the disposal of which has been linked to earthquakes. As there is no safe way to frack, Food & Water Watch and our allies are working throughout California to achieve a statewide ban on fracking and we need your help.
Stop the Corporate Water Grab
Governor Brown’s massive Twin Tunnels Proposal is a $20-$50 billion giveaway to corporate agriculture and real estate developers at the expense of ratepayers and taxpayers. The 35-mile, 40-foot wide tunnels would divert the Sacramento River and send more water to California’s most powerful agribusinesses and oil companies that need more water for fracking.
Labeling Genetically Engineered Food
For consumers to have the opportunity to make informed choices about their food, all genetically engineered (GE) foods should be labeled. Many other countries require labels including the entire European Union, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and even China. We will continue to work to empower consumers to have the opportunity to make informed choices about their food. Food & Water Watch worked hard to support Proposition 37, the California Right to Know Initiative, which was narrowly defeated in the November, 2012, election. Big food and biotechnology corporations are spent tens of millions of dollars to defeat this initiative and keep consumers in the dark. But Food & Water Watch and it allies continue to fight to give consumers the ability to make informed choices about their food.
- Ban Fracking in California
- California Salmon: A Public Resource in Decline
- Factory Farms in California
- The Top Five Reasons to Keep California Water in Public Hands