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April 25, 2019
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New Fortress Global Natural Gas Buildout Entrenches Fossil Fuel Dominance

Approving more LNG facilities like the ones proposed by New Fortress for the export and import of natural gas will spur more environmentally damaging drilling and fracking, and building these energy-intensive facilities will generate more greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more in Food & Water Watch’s Factsheet: New Fortress Global Natural Gas Buildout Entrenches Fossil Fuel […]

January 9, 2015
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Trading Away Public Water: Trade Negotiations and Water Services

we are facing another huge risk from new trade agreements that the EU is negotiating at a multilateral scale. The most important and worrying are the nearly finished Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada; the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP, also known as TAFTA) with the United States; and the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), negotiated among 50 countries.

December 2, 2013
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TAFTA: The European Union’s Secret Raid on U.S. Public Water Utilities

The United States and the European Union are secretly negotiating a trade deal that could make it easier for the world’s biggest water companies to privatize our public water systems.

March 5, 2013
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GM Crops, Chemicals and the Environment

Roundup, an herbicide produced by Monsanto that contains the active ingredient glyphosate, has been vigorously applied to crops for years. Most genetically modified (GM) crops are designed to be tolerant of specially tailored herbicides. Farmers can spray the herbicide on their fields, killing the weeds without harming the GM crops. With the development of Roundup Ready crops, the application intensity of Roundup has only increased.

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Genetically Modified Food: Human Health Risks

Despite the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) approval of many genetically modified foods, questions persist about the safety of eating them. Safety concerns should result in a halt to all sales of genetically modified foods until these questions are addressed. At the very least, consumers should have the right to know if the foods they are buying and eating have been genetically modified.

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Most Americans Want Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

When it comes to labeling genetically modified (GM) foods, the United States lags behind nearly 50 developed nations, including all European Union member states, Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. The European Union requires all food, animal feeds and processed products with biotech content to bear GM labels.