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Food & Water Watch

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arms Control & Peace, Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Environment, Food, International

Mission: Our food, water and climate are under constant assault by corporations who put profit over the survival of humanity. They have seized control of the very institutions that were built to protect us. We mobilize people to reclaim their political power, hold our elected officials accountable, and resist corporate control—ensuring we all have the essential resources we need to thrive. This is a fight we must win, because this planet is the only one we get

Geographic areas served: across the United States

Programs: Through a three-pronged approach of regional organizing, expert research and legislative action, Food & Water Watch works to promote practices and policies that will ensure healthy futures for communities across the globe.

Community Stories

140 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved as a volunteer for Food & Water Watch for almost 2 years. The staff is well-organized, well-educated, and truly committed to safe food and safe water. They are quick to provide whatever we need in the local communities to keep momentum going. We have had access to several documentary films about the food industry to screen locally, and our local and state representatives respect the work that Food & Water Watch does around the country. I have worked with Colorado State University students on getting rid of plastic water bottles as well as local organic farmers who want a fair Farm Bill in 2012. I am passionate about working for food and water safety, and will continue to volunteer with F&WW.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first experience with FWW was in Ft Collins, Colorado. What i saw was this: cattlemen, union workers, farmers, and back yard gardeners all in the same room and all working on the same problem. The problem was and still is corporate control. The event lasted about two hours. All of the panel members and all of the short time speakers were ordinary folks like I knew in our farm area when I was a kid. I decided to learn more and became a member. I have been with them for about a year and am now a volunteer local organizer. During the summer, I tabled at the local Farmers Market and FWW reimbursed me for all the expenses. The is an organization made up of ordinary (extra ordinary) people that respect the earth.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with FWW for 1 1/2 years now, and have been impressed by the following: 1) The paid staff that train us, guide us, stand beside us at public gatherings are very humble, down to earth folks who work on a shoestring budget. I feel that donors get an incredible amount of tangible and intangible product from just the few paid staffers (and many volunteers). 2) This organization calls a spade a spade, and does not care who the evil-doer is-one recent example was the scathing article by FWW staff about WholeFoods and Stonyfield Farms, and their collusion with the FDA to make the organic label as murky as possible. 3) Whether one is Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green, Martian, or whatever, FWW's M.O. appeals to most everybody. At a recent outdoor fair that we tabled at, we had a number of conservative farmers, ranchers, and rural folk who were just as offended as everybody else that the federal Farm Bill funnels the lion's share of grants and funds to Monsanto, Cargill, ADM, and mostly leaves out the organic producers and local farmers. Perhaps the only people not helped by FWW are corporate agribusiness and the fracking industry, two groups that have way too much money to spend on lobbying in our nation's capital. I am proud of FWW's personnel, tactics (lawful and peaceful), and results, and will continue to help FWW get the word out.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 1

I ws interested in donating to Food & Water Watch and then changed my mind after visiting their Web site. They have not posted any financial information other than a vague pie chart, which tells me nothing. I work hard for my money, and if an organization tells me that it doesn't take money from corporations or the government, then I want to see an Annual Report that supports that claim!

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

While Food & Water Watch loves to bash corporate greed, it has not made an effort to be transpartent about its own funding sources. The organization, now in its 4th year, has never issued an annual report, nor does it post its 990s on its website. One would have to wonder what this organization is trying to hide.

Review from Guidestar