Food & Water Watch
|Maude Barlow (Chairperson)
Wenonah Hauter (Executive Director)
Food & Water Watch is a Washington, D.C.-based non-governmental organization and consumer rights group which focuses on corporate and government accountability relating to food, water, and fishing. Food and Water Watch employs a four pronged effort focusing on public and policymaker education, lobbying, media, and Internet activism. Food & Water Watch became independent from its parent organization, Public Citizen, in 2005.
Food & Water Watch was the first to break the news of the high rate of salmonella in US chicken processing plants in July 2006. Food and Water Watch has also been critical of the growing bottled water industry for health and environmental concerns. On August 24, 2007, Food & Water Watch announced success in its effort to get Starbucks Coffee to stop using milk originating from rBGH-treated cows, after Starbucks, in a letter to executive director Wenonah Hauter, stated that by December 31, 2007, all of the dairy products used in company-operated stores would be produced with rBGH-free milk.
- Fights against food irradiation, including publication of Zapped: Irradiation and the Death of Food, a book co-authored by Hauter and Mark Worth.
- Promotion of sustainable agriculture, local, organic farming and small-scale agriculture.
- Restricting the practice of aquaculture in American waters.
- Protection of drinking water standards.
- Efforts to prevent sourcing of milk from cows treated with rBGH.
- Top poultry processors faulted for high Salmonella rates - Food Production Daily, 6 July 2006
- Denner, Diana (June 7, 2006). "Bottling Water Concerns". Ithaca Times. Retrieved 2007-05-24.
- Book review for Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America by Wenonah Hauter(The New Press)
- "Starbucks Agrees to Hold the Hormones For Good" (Press release). Food & Water Watch. August 24, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
- "Starbucks Letter to F&WW". Food & Water Watch. August 24, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
- Charity Rating Guide and Watchdog Report, Volume Number 59, December 2011
- "New Book Reveals Decades-Long Food Safety PR Scam" (Press release). Food & Water Watch. 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
- Driver, Anna (2010-05-17). "U.S. regulators sued over BP's Atlantis platform". Houston, Texas. Reuters. Archived from the original on 2010-05-17. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
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