Food and Water Watch

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Food and Water Watch
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President:Wenonah Hauter (Executive Director)
Year created:2005
Food & Water Watch "works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced." This organization is a "non-profit organization that advocates for common sense policies that will result in healthy, safe food and access to safe and affordable drinking water."[1] They have grown to over 60 staff members since their inception in 2005.[1]


Food and Water Watch began in the Fall of 2005 after several members of the Energy and Environment Program at the non-profit Public Citizen left to form Food and Water Watch.[2]


Wenonah Hauter is the Executive Director of Food and Water Watch.[2]


Food and Water Watch lists their two major issues on their site. They are as follows:[2]

  • Food:"We work to promote the practices and policies that will result in sustainable and secure food systems that provide healthy food for consumers and an economically viable living for family farmers and rural communities. Water: We advocate for public control of water resources and services, strong conservation measures and tough regulation of toxic emissions. The policies we promote will result in safe and affordable drinking water for everyone, rather than reliance on bottled water."
Food safety
Maryland:Ban arsenic from chicken
Radiation impacts
Federal budget
Meat inspection
Questionable technologies
Bovine Growth Hormone
Factory farms
Farm bill
Genetically engineered foods
Consumer labels[3]
  • Common resources:"We work to stop the financialization of nature and the privatization of our common resources, and fight to maintain the environmental quality of the ocean and its resources."
Bottled water
Triclosan (Endocrine disrupter)
Water privatization
Water conservation
Groundwater protection[4]

Major victories

  • "Influenced Starbucks to discontinue using milk from cows treated with artificial growth hormones."[1]
  • "Helped dozens of communities organize across the country stop the corporate takeover of their publicly owned water systems."[1]
  • "Defended consumers’ right to know what they’re eating by fighting for mandatory country-of-origin labeling and ensured that technologies like food irradiation continue to be labeled."[1]
  • "Raised awareness nationwide about the environmental, health and equity problems with the bottled water industry. More than 10,000 people have taken our pledge to Take Back the Tap."[1]

2014 elections

As of December 2, 2013, no 2014 election cycle information is available.

2012 elections

According to, Food and Water Watch spent a total of $2,531. All of the contributions supported candidates and all came from individuals.[5]

Top recipients

Top 5 largest Food and Water Watch recipients in 2012[5]
Recipient Total
Barack Obama $1,231
Nia Gill $600
Tammy Baldwin $250
Sherrod Brown $250
Jon Tester $250

Recent news

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