Food & Water Watch

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Name: Food & Water Watch
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Final USDA poultry rule: Line speeds stay the same, but no word from OSHA; food safety advocates call it a step backwards [The Pump Handle]

For 17 years, Salvadora Roman deboned chickens on the processing line at Wayne Farms in Decatur, Alabama. In particular, she deboned the left side of the chicken — a task she was expected to perform on three chickens each minute during her eight-hour ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 4 reports

USDA announces first update to poultry inspection rules since 1957

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday the first new regulations for poultry inspection since 1957.The rules, which were finalized Thursday, require plants to conduct their own testing and sampling of birds for the first ... [Published Keene Sentinel - 15 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Pennsylvania AG Looking Into Claims That State Willfully Ignores Fracking-Related Health Complaints

Ray Kemble of Dimock, Pa., displays a jug of what he identifies as his contaminated well water as he speaks at a demonstration opposed to hydraulic fracturing. CREDIT: AP Photo/Matt Rourke Are employees of the Pennsylvania Department of Health really ... [Published Think Progress - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

GMO labeling in Oregon: 3 reasons supporters think you should vote 'Yes'

Backers of the ballot initiative to require companies to label genetically engineered food met with members of The Oregonian Editorial Board this week to explain their proposal. It was approved for the November ballot on July 23.Here are three reasons ... [Published Oregonian - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Americans Demand that President Obama Intervene in Detroit Water Crisis

WASHINGTON – Representatives John Conyers and Shelia Jackson Lee joined progressive leaders from Daily Kos, Democracy for America, Food & Water Watch, People’s Water Board, RH Reality Check and Working Families Organization to deliver more than 150,000 ... [Published RINF.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Appeals court upholds Country of Origin Labels for meats

Meat industry representatives lost an appeal Tuesday for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of the country of origin labeling (COOL) rule.The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been implementing the COOL rule as it was finalized in May 2013, ... [Published North Platte Bulletin - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Activists Seek Help for Detroit's Water Bill Crisis

Just as beleaguered Detroit was starting to look like a city where creative, adventurous young people and other urban pioneers could become the architects of their respective American dreams in a place of rebirth, it became the center of yet another crisis. ... [Published Bet.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Pa. Residents with Fracking-Related Health Complaints Urge Action from Attorney General

The call on Kane follows a series of reports that DOH had several procedures in place designed to neglect health complaints related to hydraulic fracturing, including circulating a list of “buzzwords” relating to either fracking or health impacts frequently ... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Tuna farming ocean sphere installation starts

The installation of a huge highly automated spherical pen, devised for farming yellowfin and bigeye tuna from egg to harvest size, off the Kohala coast, Hawaii, raises opposition from local residents, who are concerned about the environment damage it ... [Published Fish Information & Services - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

‘Super-bug’ threat spurs push to limit antibiotics for livestock

By KATHY CHANGStaff WriterDr. John Sensakovic, an infectious disease specialist, speaks about the potential danger of the overuse of antibiotics. Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin stands at right. KATHY CHANG/STAFF State Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin (D-Middlesex) ... [Published Suburban - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Attorney General's office reportedly stepping into fray over Dept. of Health response to fracking concerns

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that environmental activists are claiming that an investigator in Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office told them Kane's office will be looking into how the state's health department handled calls it received about ... [Published PennLive.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Gas field illnesses probed

Environmental groups are rounding up stories of sickness in the shale fields, following reports of inaction by the state Department of Health.Food & Water Watch and Berks Gas Truth, both opposed to gas development, gathered stories from 11 people living ... [Published Scranton Times-Tribune - Jul 30 2014]

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When you ask Americans what they look for in a tasty piece of USDA-certified chicken, they say, "Less government inspection of this chicken before I eat it." Today, the government has heard your voice, America
Tom Vilsack, USDA secretary, said the new rule relies on "sound science to modernize food safety procedures and prevent thousands of illnesses a year."
...lists — to support their notion that labeling is about providing consumers with more information, not discouraging them from buying products. "We label country of origin, and we don't imply one country is superior to another" said Joe Rogoff, president of Whole Foods Markets Pacific Northwest region
...Mr. Lambert commented: "Their size and the size of the network of suppliers increases the complexity of the challenge to ensure that their suppliers are adhering to food safety standards."

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Final USDA poultry rule: Line speeds stay the s... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - 10 hours ago]
The Detroit Water Crisis Isn't Over Yet [Published Daily Kos - 14 hours ago]
Pennsylvania AG Looking Into Claims That State ... [Published Think Progress - 14 hours ago]
USDA announces first update to poultry inspecti... [Published Keene Sentinel - 15 hours ago]
You Can Trust the U.S. Poultry Industry to Keep... [Published Gawker - 18 hours ago]
Fracking ban court decision pushes conversation... [Published Boulder Weekly - 23 hours ago]
USDA Approves Controversial New Poultry Inspect... [Published International Business Times - Aug 01 2014]
USDA announces 1st update to poultry inspection... [Published San Luis Obispo.com - Jul 31 2014]
USDA overhauls poultry processing for first tim... [Published Oregonian - Jul 31 2014]
GMO labeling in Oregon: 3 reasons supporters th... [Published Oregonian - Jul 31 2014]
Food Safety Scandal In China - A Risk To Multin... [Published Seeking Alpha - Jul 31 2014]
Pascack Valley residents to partake in climate ... [Published North Jersey.com - Jul 31 2014]
Americans Demand that President Obama Intervene... [Published RINF.com - Jul 30 2014]
Appeals court upholds Country of Origin Labels ... [Published North Platte Bulletin - Jul 30 2014]
Tea partier finds common ground with liberals [Published MSNBC - Jul 30 2014]
Princeton seeks to become first town in Mercer ... [Published New Jersey Online - Jul 30 2014]
Activists Seek Help for Detroit's Water Bill Cr... [Published Bet.com - Jul 30 2014]
Tuna farming ocean sphere installation starts [Published Fish Information & Services - Jul 30 2014]
‘Super-bug’ threat spurs push to limit antibiot... [Published Suburban - Jul 30 2014]
Pa. Residents with Fracking-Related Health Comp... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Jul 30 2014]
Attorney General's office reportedly stepping i... [Published PennLive.com - Jul 30 2014]
BREAKING: Senate Committee Report Details Envir... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 30 2014]
Drought relief talks heat up -- Court sides wit... [Published Politico - Jul 30 2014]
R-CALF PRAISES APPEALS COURT UPHOLDING OF COUNT... [Published Panhandle Post - Jul 30 2014]
Gas field illnesses probed [Published Scranton Times-Tribune - Jul 30 2014]
Kane's office to probe handling of fracking-rel... [Published Philly.com - Jul 30 2014]
L.A. Councilman Mitchell Englander pushes for e... [Published SGV Tribune - Jul 30 2014]
Anti-Fracking Groups Seek Input From Those Who ... [Published 90.5 WESA - Jul 29 2014]
U.S. Court of Appeals Decision on Country of Or... [Published KNEB 960AM - Jul 29 2014]
Common ground on GMOs may be in the oceans: Was... [Published Oregonian - Jul 29 2014]
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Final USDA poultry rule: Line speeds stay the s... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - 10 hours ago]
For 17 years, Salvadora Roman deboned chickens on the processing line at Wayne Farms in Decatur, Alabama. In particular, she deboned the left side of the chicken — a task she was expected to perform on three chickens each minute during her eight-hour ...
Pennsylvania AG Looking Into Claims That State ... [Published Think Progress - 14 hours ago]
Ray Kemble of Dimock, Pa., displays a jug of what he identifies as his contaminated well water as he speaks at a demonstration opposed to hydraulic fracturing. CREDIT: AP Photo/Matt Rourke Are employees of the Pennsylvania Department of Health really ...
GMO Food: Health Hazard or Economic Boon? [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 28 2014]
David Silverman/Getty Images Wade into the waters of the GMO debate, and you’ll find yourself in an incredibly controversial pool. The middle ground is rarely occupied, people tend to find GMOs harmful or safe, disastrous for our health and environment ...
Open thread for night owls: Wall Street tried t... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 18 2014]
Standing Up to Disaster Capitalism in Detroit :Now, as the Detroit Water and Sewage Department is drawing international criticism for shutting off water service for low-income families, activists are asking why the people are being forced to pay while ...
Activists oppose Detroit’s water war [Published Waging Nonviolence - Jul 10 2014]
by Mariam Elba Detroit is facing a massive water crisis affecting majority black communities in the city. (FunkBrothers/Flickr) Not since Hurricane Katrina has there been such a widespread and clear example of environmental racism and classism ...
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