Food & Water Watch
Phone: (202) 683-2500
By partnering with a broad base of organizations with the support of thousands of Oregonians, Food & Water Watch is able to run and win campaigns, and offer resources and support to local communities in order to preserve what makes Oregon great – clean water and a beautiful natural environment.
Keep Nestlé Out of the Gorge
When this corporate water bottling giant hatched a scheme to suck up Oregon’s water for profit, Food & Water Watch spearheaded the launch of the Keep Nestlé Out of the Gorge campaign. Since 2008, the coalition has grown large and diverse and has engaged tens of thousands of Oregonians in demanding that state agencies and Oregon’s governor protect Oregon’s public water resources from Nestlé.
No LNG (Liquified Natural Gas)
Food & Water Watch supports statewide coalition work to protect Oregonians from fracked gas exports and pipelines. These ongoing efforts have prevented LNG pipelines proposals from moving forward.
Food & Water Watch is active in local and statewide efforts to preserve Oregonians’ right to know and control what is in the food they eat and feed their families.
In 2015, Food & Water Watch’s Oregon team provided strong organizing support to the statewide ballot initiative to require GMO labeling, which lost by a mere 816 votes in spite of aggressive campaign spending by industry opponents.
In addition, Food & Water Watch’s supported the GMO crop ban in Jackson county, passed in 2014.
Food & Water Watch believes that communities – not corporations – should control local water resources. In Oregon, our team:
- Supported a successful campaign to keep fluoride out of Portland’s drinking water
- Help block a bad water district initiative from passing in Portland
- Partnered with Multnomah County to ban the use of taxpayers dollars on purchasing bottled water
- Continues to support Take Back the Tap efforts on college campuses