Food and Water Watch
|Food and Water Watch|
|President:||Wenonah Hauter (Executive Director)|
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.
Wenonah Hauter is the Executive Director of Food and Water Watch.
Food and Water Watch lists their two major issues on their site. They are as follows:
- 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
- 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
- "Influenced Starbucks to discontinue using milk from cows treated with artificial growth hormones."
- "Helped dozens of communities organize across the country stop the corporate takeover of their publicly owned water systems."
- "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."
- "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."
As of December 2, 2013, no 2014 election cycle information is available.
According to OpenSecrets.org, Food and Water Watch spent a total of $2,531. All of the contributions supported candidates and all came from individuals.
|Top 5 largest Food and Water Watch recipients in 2012|
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- Food and Water Watch,"About Food & Water Watch," retrieved February 27, 2011
- '"Food and Water Watch.org, "About", accessed December 2, 2013
- Food and Water Watch.org, "Food overview", accessed December 2, 2013
- Food and Water Watch.org, "Water overview", accessed December 2, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Food and Water Watch", accessed December 2, 2013