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Food should be good for you. But some foods aren’t. Pesticides are sprayed on millions of acres every year and some of them end up on your food. Our broken farm subsidy system encourages over production of the wrong food. EWG is pushing for better policy and more sustainable ways of farming that produce healthy food in a healthy environment. 

Friday, August 9, 2019

EWG News Roundup (8/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The recent discovery of fluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, in food packaging should serve as a reminder that our diets are as big a source as drinking water of these toxic compounds in our bodies.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

EWG News Roundup (8/2): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

European food safety regulators have found there is no safe level of exposure for a brain-damaging pesticide President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency recently refused to ban.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Farmers can keep spraying fruits and vegetables with a pesticide shown to harm a child’s brain even at low levels of exposure, the Trump Environmental Protection Agency said today.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

You may know that many conventional oat cereals contain troubling amounts of the carcinogenic pesticide glyphosate. But another toxic pesticide may be contaminating your kids’ breakfast.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Does your family head to the beach every Fourth of July? Host friends and family for a picnic? Watch the sunset until the fireworks start? Whatever your particular tradition, EWG has you covered when it comes to celebrating the holiday safely and in good health.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

EWG News Roundup (6/28): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Glyphosate, the most heavily used pesticide in the U.S., should be added to the list of toxic chemicals the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regularly measures in the bodies of the American people, Environmental Working Group said in a letter sent today to the CDC.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

EWG News Roundup (6/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

One in five U.S. adults gets 81 percent of their calories from so-called ultraprocessed foods, industrially processed foods that are hyperpalatable and highly profitable formulations of ingredients and additives designed to make products “look, smell, feel and taste like food.” 

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

You’ve likely heard that eating meat and poultry isn’t good for your health or the planet. Recent news from Washington may make meat even less palatable: Pork inspections may be taken over by the industry itself, if a Trump administration proposal goes into effect, putting tests for deadly pathogens into the hands of the industry.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Laboratory tests conducted nearly 20 years ago that have gone largely unreported found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemical known as PFAS a number of popular supermarket foods.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A toxic weedkiller linked to cancer was detected in every sample of oat-based cereals and snack products in a new round of laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The two top officials with the Food and Drug Administration today dismissed test results by the agency’s own scientists that found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in food.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

A recent investigation by the Food and Drug Administration found per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS,  in food, including meat, seafood and dairy products; sweet potatoes; pineapples; leafy greens, and chocolate cake with icing.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Monsanto paid a shadowy chemical industry front group to help push back against the mounting scientific evidence that the company’s signature Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, court documents reveal.

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