Category Archives: Food & Water Watch

Hillary Clinton FAILING March Against Monsanto Approval

HillaryYesToGMOS-2016campaignMany have watched and learned in horror that Hillary Clinton has been in lock-step approval of Monsanto’s agenda for world dominance of food. During her time with the US State Department the company was ushered in with solutions for problems they identified. Food and Water Watch provided a white paper reviewing this practice – Biotech Ambassadors: Diplomacy or Food Marketing?

The State Department’s efforts impose the policy objectives of the largest biotech seed companies on often skeptical or resistant governments and their citizens, and exemplifies thinly veiled corporate diplomacy. Of the 926 diplomatic cables analyzed, 7 percent mention specific biotech companies and 6 percent mention Monsanto specifically. The State Department promoted the commercialization of specific seeds, acted to quash public criticism of particular companies and facilitated negotiations between foreign governments and seed companies like Monsanto over issues like patents and intellectual property. This corporate diplomacy was nearly twice as common as diplomatic efforts on food aid, which was mentioned in only 4 percent of the cables.

“It’s not surprising that Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer and Dow want to maintain and expand their control of the $15 billion global biotech seed market, but it’s appalling that the State Department is complicit in supporting their goals despite public and government opposition in several countries,” said Ronnie Cummins, executive director of Organic Consumers Association. “American taxpayer’s money should not be spent advancing the goals of a few giant biotech companies.

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Dominance of Monsanto in the Food Industry

From World Watch

Monsanto exemplifies the growing influence of GM agribusinesses and seed companies: its GM crop traits are found in more than 85 percent of global GM crop hectares, and the company controls 23 percent of the global proprietary seed market.[1]Worldwatch calculations based on Monsanto, “Biotechnology Trait Acreage: Fiscal Years 1996–2008F,” information sheet (St. Louis, MO: 25 June 2008), and on James, op. cit. note 1, p. 3; percent of seed market from ETC Group, Who Owns Nature? Corporate Power and the Final Frontier in the Commodification of Life (Ottawa, Canada: November 2008), p. 11. Monsanto has been a leading proponent of prohibiting farmers from saving seeds to plant as future crops, increasing the dependence of farmers on seed companies.[2]Center for Food Safety, Monsanto vs. U.S. Farmers: November 2007 Update (Washington, DC: 2007). The company has collected tens of millions of dollars from farmers charged with illegally saving GM seed, even in cases where accidental contamination was the likely culprit.[3]Ibid.; Bernard Simon, “Monsanto Wins Patent Case on Plant Genes,” New York Times, 22 May 2004; Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, “Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear,” Vanity Fair, May 2008.

Imagine having access to developing countries and assisting them … not with methods they understand – but by implanting our corporate influence, and our government structures upon them.

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Is the United States truly out to conquer the world and have it eating from the palm of its hand? Know the candidates and where they stand on issues that affect your health and life. Please get out and Vote each time you are invited to do so.

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Food & Water Watch and GMO Free Florida Host February Event

With bills in both the Florida House and Senate, Food & Water Watch and GMO Free Florida are calling for a statewide day of action next Thursday. See Also: Jeremy Ring Sponsors GMO-Labeling Bill in Florida Senate

The groups will be setting up camp in from of Representative Katie Edwards' office in Sunrise from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 27.  Their goal is to get Edwards, who is on the agriculture committee, to cosponsor House Bill One, filed by Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda.
Food & Water Watch and GMO Free Florida have already reached out to Edwards office, and are awaiting response on her position.

"She's waiting for it to come up in committee to decide," says Food & Water Watch local representative Vickie Machado. "We met with her secretary in January. We were able to give her a lot of information concerning GMO food risks involved and implications for farmers and consumers."
The demonstration will include signs, street theatre, and a chance for concerned individuals to voice their opinions.

Read More:  http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2014/02/food_water_watch_and_gmo_free.php

Gov. Cuomo, There’s No Safe Fracking

Food & Water Watch’s new advocacy ad calling on concerned citizens to ask NY Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban fracking in the state.

Call 1-866-584-6799 to tell Governor Cuomo: There’s no safe fracking. Go to www.foodandwaterwatch.org/ for more information.

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Wenonah Hauter on the World Water Forum

Private water companies want to profit on people’s suffering due to lack of water. This year’s World Water Forum — sponsored by those water companies — is sparsely attended while the global water justice movement has organized an alternative gathering with over 2,000 registered participants. The real solutions will be found at this alternative event in communities around the world.

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The Biggest Farm Bill Loser

America, it’s your responsibility to decide who will emerge victorious from this battle of the bulge. Let’s meet the contestants — the American consumer, the independent farm and the corporate fat cat. Watch now: Food & Water Watch’s The Biggest Farm Bill Loser and find out

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Wenonah Hauter: We Need a New Vision for The Future

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUk3KBRtisw

Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter on how broken farm policy leads to deterioration of our rural farms and the need to ban fracking. Get involved in working for clean, safe, affordable food and water: www.foodandwaterwatch.org.

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Stop Frankenfish

Learn more how you can stop Frankenfish and the FDA approval of genetically engineered salmon by going to www.foodandwaterwatch.org/stop-frankenfish

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Spill the Truth: a Project of Food & Water Watch

The recent Gulf oil spill was not a freak accident. Strong evidence reveals that another BP oil platform — the Atlantis — is a disaster waiting to happen. Learn more and find out how you can help Food & Watch Watch shut down Atlantis until it is proven safe.

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Food & Water Watch: Where’s the Truth from BP?

Visit spillthetruth.org to find out more about Food & Water’s campaign to protect the Gulf. BP’s statements on the oil spill and the reality on the ground are very different.

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Spill the Truth from Food & Water Watch

Visit www.spillthetruth.org. Can you imagine an oil spill MANY times larger than the current one in the Gulf? Food & Water Watch is working to prevent another crisis. Learn more: www.SpillTheTruth.org

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