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Press Releases Found: 270
February 14, 2008
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Kenya Flower Industry is No Bed of Roses

Press Release: The Council of Canadians and Food & Water Watch launched their joint campaign today to save Lake Naivasha from the clutches of corporate flower farms that have spent decades assaulting the Kenyan lake to grow flowers for export to Europe and other wealthy destinations.

January 31, 2008
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Protect People in Kenya, Not Flower Farms

Press Release: Public interest organizations in Canada, Europe, Kenya, and the United States today called on the international community to help the people suffering from violence in the Lake Naivasha region of Kenya, not the global industrial flower farms that exploit the lake and its people. The groups released a new report highlighting the destructive practices of the flower farms that dominate the region.

October 29, 2007
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Consumer Groups Denied Hearing on Deceptive Meat Packaging

Press Release: Four consumer groups are protesting not being given the opportunity to testify at an October 30, 2007 House Agriculture Committee hearing on a questionable food technology that is deceptive to consumers.

August 24, 2007
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Starbucks Agrees to Hold the Hormones For Good

Press Release: Today Starbucks Coffee Company committed to make 100% of the chain‚ milk supply free of artificial growth hormones (rBGH) by December 31, 2007.

December 5, 2006
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Cows Ask Starbucks to Hold the Hormones

Food & Water Watch activists dressed as cows to draw attention to their effort to get Starbucks to switch to artificial hormone free milk. Lacking thumbs and fingers for dialing telephones, the ‚cows” encouraged pedestrians and Starbucks patrons to participate in a national call-in day to request the company use only milk produced without the artificial growth hormone, rBGH.

November 28, 2006
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Global Action Week Against Food Irradiation

Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter on release of new background report: Status of Food Irradiation Around the World

September 29, 2006
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Factory Dairy Farm Tour

U.S. Factory Farms , So Bad They’re A Tourist Attraction. Food & Water Watch welcomed farmers from France, Spain, and Germany this week for a first hand look at the environmental and public health consequences of factory farm dairies in three states , Michigan, Oregon and Washington.

July 26, 2006
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Press Release: What’s Cooking?

Consumer Group Details Global Trade Threat to Domestic Food Regulations

May 15, 2006
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NO to a US-EU Free Trade Area

At the end of May, the European Parliament will vote on a report presented by the Socialist MEP Erika Mann (Germany) – Report on EU-US Transatlantic economic relations – which calls for “a transatlantic barrier-free market by 2015.” The Committee on International Trade at the EP has already approved this report with a strong majority, with the support of the Socialist MEPs of the Committee.

April 3, 2006
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Press Release: Consumers Tell Starbucks to Buy Better Milk

Citing evidence of harm to dairy cows and questions about human health impacts, Food & Water Watch today launched a campaign to ask Starbucks to stop buying milk made with recombinant bovine growth hormone, commonly called rBGH. In urging the Seattle-based coffee leader to “do the right thing,” the group will encourage consumers to ask Starbucks to make their favorite coffee drinks with rBGH-free milk.