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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, October 23, 2020

EWG News Roundup (10/23): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Senate will almost certainly vote next week to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Because of the way she sees the role of government, her confirmation could mark the end of modern environmental law as we know it.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

More than 22 million American households now qualify for federal food assistance, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service ­– an increase of almost 3.4 million households since last year. From April 2019 through July of this year, that’s an 18 percent increase in the number of households struggling with hunger.

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Friday, October 2, 2020

EWG News Roundup (10/2): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/25): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

EWG submitted comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, expressing support for the OEHHA’s conclusion that synthetic food dyes may cause or exacerbate neurobehavioral problems in some children.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The following is a statement from Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, on House passage of H.R. 8319.

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Monday, September 21, 2020

It’s no secret that children love sweets – and that parents often try to limit the sugary treats their kids consume, because of the range of health concerns, not to mention dental bills, associated with sugar. Instead, many turn to food and drinks containing non-caloric or low-calorie sweeteners. But those very substitutes – nonnutritive sweeteners, more commonly called artificial sweeteners – may themselves harm our health.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A new EWG guide brings attention to food additives, commonly found in many processed foods, that can increase the risk of cancer, harm the nervous system, change the body’s hormonal balance and affect the immune system.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/11): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The following is a statement from Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs, on the COVID-19 relief package released today by Senate Republicans.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/3): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

EWG News Roundup (8/27): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

EWG News Roundup (8/20): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

If people switch to an all-organic diet, the levels of the most widely used weedkiller in the world swiftly and dramatically plummet in their bodies, according to a new study reported on today by Environmental Health News

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

In June, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo pledged to support Black Lives Matter. But according to a new study of advertising of sugary drinks to children, their money tells a different story: Despite an epidemic of obesity, TV ads for sugary drinks targeting Black and Hispanic preschoolers, children and teens rose dramatically from 2013 to 2018.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

In its latest report on glyphosate residues on common children’s foods, EWG found that, like oats and wheat, chickpeas and other beans and lentils come with a dose of Roundup, a weedkiller formerly manufactured by Monsanto, now Bayer. The report’s authors, Alexis M. Temkin, Ph.D., and Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., recommend that everyone continue eating hummus and chickpeas. And as always, organic products are a much better choice.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

EWG News Roundup (7/30): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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