Food & Water Watch

Type: Organization
Name: Food & Water Watch
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Update: Proposition 1 opponents to Hold Mock Reception in Front of Resnicks' Mansion

Proposition 1 would allocate up to $3.6 billion of taxpayer money to secure more water for corporate agriculture interests.Beverly Hills, CA — On Thursday, October 2, Food & Water Watch, the Southern California Watershed Alliance, and dozens of Los Angeles ... [Published Daily Kos - 7 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Food & Water Watch sues USDA to stop New Poultry Inspection System

Food & Water Watch filed suit in federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules.NPIS would turn over key food safety inspection functions to poultry companies with limited oversight by USDA inspectors.“These ... [Published Agri View - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Corning symposium focus on sustaining natural resources

People for a Healthy Environment and Compost International will host a day-long symposium entitled "Solutions for Sustainability" Oct. 18 in Corning.Other sponsors of the event include the League of Women Voters of Steuben County, Coalition to Protect ... [Published Star-Gazette - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

How govts, biotech firms push for adoption of GM cotton

The push by foreign governments, giant biotech companies and private foundations to have African countries adopt production of Bt-Cotton has been through what is seen as "thinly veiled corporate diplomacy" by the Food & Water Watch, a US-Based organisation ... [Published Wall Street Business Network - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

County library to address GMOs

WESTAMPTON — The Burlington County Library at 5 Pioneer Blvd. is offering a free program “GMOs: The Impact on Farmers, Consumers and the Environment” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by the Burlington County Gardeners Association.Camille Miller, executive director ... [Published Burlington County Times - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Utility sale question stirs up Sussex Borough

By ROB JENNINGSrjennings@njherald.comOne of the more interesting Election Day races is playing out in tiny Sussex Borough, which is holding a nonbinding referendum on selling its troubled water and sewer utility.Some key players in the discussion live ... [Published New Jersey Herald - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

City leaders tie local food to health

Local food enthusiasts in Colorado Springs spent a week advocating for reintegrating agriculture into urban neighborhoods and providing consumers with alternatives to modern food production, including more differentiation of products through mechanisms ... [Published La Junta Tribune - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Study: Natural Gas Expansion Will Raise Emissions, Worsen Climate

A national shift to natural gas for power generation is no panacea for the climate crisis, new research finds.In fact the study, published on Wednesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters , finds that treating natural gas as a so-called "bridge ... [Published Common Dreams - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

"Luncheon" with the Koch Brothers of CA Water!

Rally outside the Resnick mansion on Oct. 2Want to have some fun and challenge corporate agribusiness at the same time? Then attend a "charming luncheon" outside the home of famous (infamous) Delta water diverters, Stewart and Lynda Resnick, hosted by ... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Letter to the Editor: Pipelane not the answer to energy needs

The article on Sept. 16 regarding Spectra Energy and Northeast Utilities’ $3 billion expansion of gas pipelines failed to mention the plan includes passing this cost onto customers with a tariff on their utility bills.Before swallowing the PR campaign ... [Published New Haven Register - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 5 reports

Mark Ruffalo calls on Obama to ban fracking ahead of UN climate summit | Environment

Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo called on US president Barack Obama to ban fracking and make the US the renewable energy capital of the world on Tuesday. Ruffalo made the plea in a press call hosted by Food & Water Watch, which released a report on Tuesday ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 4 reports

USDA sued over poultry rule

The group Food & Water Watch filed suit in federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules.In its suit, Food & Water Watch charges the new system violates the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA), a law passed ... [Published Feedstuffs - Sep 12 2014]

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...lower emissions, because gas competes not just with coal, but also with lower carbon sources of electricity such as renewables," said Shearer. "If we want to lower emissions and decarbonize the electricity sector, our studies and others suggest we need a price or cap on carbon."
"The majority of the water taken from the Delta goes to corporate agribusiness on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley--the most powerful being Stewart and Lynda Resnick, who own POM Wonderful, Wonderful Pistachios, Halos, Cuties, and popular brands" according to Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta
Responding to Ki-Moon's declaration, the Climate Justice Alliance warned in a press statement: "On the surface this appears good. In reality, it is thinly veiled language for the promotion of market-based and destructive public-private partnership initiatives such as REDD+, Climate-Smart Agriculture and the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative—which will further exploit human and natural resources to expand the profits of the world’s most wealthy."
The BLM's mission is "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations." But that agency can't adhere to this mission if fracking is allowed on and near these lands...

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Update: Proposition 1 opponents to Hold Mock Re... [Published Daily Kos - 7 hours ago]
Food & Water Watch sues USDA to stop New Poultr... [Published Agri View - Sep 30 2014]
Anti-frackers want Cuomo to visit Pa. [Published Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Sep 30 2014]
Corning symposium focus on sustaining natural r... [Published Star-Gazette - Sep 29 2014]
How govts, biotech firms push for adoption of G... [Published Wall Street Business Network - Sep 29 2014]
Edison may join municipal fracking ban [Published Home News Tribune - Sep 29 2014]
County library to address GMOs [Published Burlington County Times - Sep 28 2014]
The Curious Case of the Chinese Chicken Import-... [Published MSNBC Newsweek - Sep 28 2014]
Hometown News Calendar for Week of September 28... [Published Burlington County Times - Sep 28 2014]
Utility sale question stirs up Sussex Borough [Published New Jersey Herald - Sep 28 2014]
City leaders tie local food to health [Published La Junta Tribune - Sep 27 2014]
Study: Natural Gas Expansion Will Raise Emissio... [Published Common Dreams - Sep 26 2014]
"Luncheon" with the Koch Brothers of CA Water! [Published Daily Kos - Sep 26 2014]
Cuomo: I Won't Decide on Fracking Before the El... [Published Epoch Times - Sep 26 2014]
Deep Divide: What are the environmental implica... [Published Hollister Freelance - Sep 25 2014]
Fracking symposium clarifies controversial issue [Published Daily Titan - Sep 25 2014]
Sussex Borough utility sale debated [Published New Jersey Herald - Sep 25 2014]
Obama's Pitiful Pledge Epitomizes Failure of UN... [Published Common Dreams - Sep 24 2014]
Alamo Heights Weekly Community Calendar — Sept.... [Published MySanAntonio - Sep 24 2014]
Letter to the Editor: Pipelane not the answer t... [Published New Haven Register - Sep 24 2014]
Group petitions USDA to revoke equivalency stat... [Published Norton Rose Canada - Sep 23 2014]
Stop AquaBounty’s Campaign of Misinformation on... [Published Food Consumer - Sep 23 2014]
10 Reasons to Avoid Bottled Water [Published Care2 - Sep 23 2014]
Poultry Inspection rules changes challenged [Published Lexology - Sep 23 2014]
San Francisco and Berkeley pass resolutions con... [Published Lexology - Sep 23 2014]
Climate change worries? Ban fracking on federal... [Published Marquette Mining Journal - Sep 22 2014]
FOIA Improvement Act: Why Minnesotans should care [Published MinnPost - Sep 22 2014]
Caitlin deStefano: Antibiotics overused in farming [Published Boulder Daily Camera - Sep 22 2014]
Perdue's ruffled feathers [Editorial] [Published Baltimore Sun - Sep 22 2014]
Proposition 1: Voters to decide on $7.5 billion... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 22 2014]
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Mark Ruffalo calls on Obama to ban fracking ahe... [Published Water Conserve: News - Sep 17 2014]
Guardian: Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo called on US president Barack Obama to ban fracking and make the US the renewable energy capital of the world on Tuesday.Ruffalo made the plea in a press call hosted by Food & Water Watch, which released a report ...
National Academy of Sciences Invites Creationis... [Published Hit & Run - Sep 16 2014]
<p><img alt="Quackery" height="263" src="http://cloudfront-assets.reason.com/assets/db/14108901848884.jpg" title="Institute for Responsible Science researcher|||naturalnews" width="350" style="float: right;"/&gt;The National Academy would (I hope)never ...
NOT ALL GERMS ARE CREATED EQUAL: New Documentar... [Published PR Newswire: Entertainment & Media - Sep 04 2014]
DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food & Water Watch, Slow Food NC, the Environmental Working Group are inviting North Carolinians to screenings of a new documentary that shows how antibiotics have gone from being super drugs to the ...
Fracking Foes Force Some Oil Drillers to Tread ... [Published Energy and energy security - Aug 29 2014]
A fight over fracking is looming in Texas. Another stand-off is shaping up in Colorado. Yet drillers’ reactions couldn’t be more different.In Texas, drillers are doing their noisy in-your-face fracking as usual. Meanwhile, on a small farm about an ...
Antibacterial School Supplies are a Rip-Off [Published Green (Living) Review - Aug 09 2014]
Experts say there's no benefit to buying school products coated with antibacterial chemicals. Stroll down the aisle of an office supply store or peruse back-to-school supply websites and you might think you're shopping for surgical ward supplies. ...
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