Food & Water Watch

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Food & Water Watch is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit advocacy group whcih states that it works "to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink."[1]

Activities

Food & Water Watch works with grassroots organizations worldwide "to create an economically and environmentally viable future. Through research, public and policymaker education, media, and lobbying, we advocate policies that guarantee safe, wholesome food produced in a humane and sustainable manner and public, rather than private, control of water resources including oceans, rivers, and groundwater."[1]

Food & Water Watch opposes increased offshore fish farming and the National Offshore Aquaculture Act. Their staff has edited SourceWatch and Congresspedia, specifically the article on offshore fish farming legislation.

Main article: Offshore fish farming legislation

Staff

The staff of the organization, as of July 2011, are[2]:

Communications:

Food:

Water:

Fish:

Organizing:

Operations/IT/Development:

International:

Latin America:

Food & Water Europe:

Board

Accessed May 2012: [3]

Board of Directors (2009)

As of February 2009, Food & Water Watch's board was comprised of[4]:

  • Rudolf Amenga-Etego
  • Maude Barlow
  • Dennis Keeney
  • Elizabeth Peredo Beltrán
  • Mary Ricci
  • Sue Rome
  • Alan Snitow

Former Directors

Funding (2009)

Accessed May 2012: [5]

In 2009 their total income was $8.5 million. They write that: "In order to maintain our independence, Food & Water Watch does not accept corporate or government contributions. We are grateful to our 12,000 members in 2009 who provided generous support without which our success would not be possible. They include the following foundations:

Contact

1616 P Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202 683 2500
Fax: 202 683 2501
http://www.fwwatch.org/

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mission Statement", Food & Water Watch website, accessed February 2009.
  2. "Who We Are", Food & Water Watch website, accessed July 10, 2011.
  3. Food & Water Watch Board, organizational web page, accessed May 16, 2012.
  4. "Board of Directors", Food & Water Watch website, accessed February 2009.
  5. Food & Water Watch 2009 Annual Report, organizational web page, accessed May 16, 2012.