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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 6, 2017

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

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EnviroBlog
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Eradicate poverty. End hunger. Reduce inequality. Stop climate change. Such huge, idealistic goals may seem impossible.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

As Congress begins debate on food and farm policy, some of the nation's top chefs gathered on Capitol Hill today to urge lawmakers to protect the nation’s most effective anti-hunger program from budget cuts.

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News Release
Friday, September 29, 2017

The Trump administration delayed a long-awaited update to nutrition labels on packaged food Friday, launching yet another assault in its war on good food policy.

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Planet Trump
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Friday, September 29, 2017

The overuse of antibiotics to raise livestock is creating superbugs, bacteria resistant to antibiotic drugs such as penicillin. San Francisco could soon become the first U.S. city to require major grocery stores to tell consumers if meat comes from animals given antibiotics.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Attached is a letter signed by EWG in support of proposed legislation that would require large grocery chains in San Francisco to report antibiotic use policies associated with their fresh meat and poultry to the city.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Here's yet another dangerous chemical that Michael Dourson, President Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, helped greenwash: diacetyl, a food additive linked to “popcorn lung” in food workers, a potentially fatal disease.

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Planet Trump
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Americans want and have a right to know what's in the stuff they buy. Manufacturers and marketers are finally joining the unstoppable movement for product transparency.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

EWG: Another Sign of Trump's Contempt for Democratic Values 

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Friday, August 25, 2017

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

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Internal Environmental Protection Agency documents show that Administrator Scott Pruitt has effectively relinquished the EPA’s oversight of pesticide safety to the Department of Agriculture, said Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president of government affairs.

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News Release
Monday, August 21, 2017

We’d like to thank Rob Fraley, chief technology official at Monsanto, who’s largely responsible for introducing genetically modified foods to the U.S. and Big Ag’s surge in pesticide use that ensued.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Three hormone-disrupting chemicals commonly added to processed foods, waterproof clothing and other everyday products may cause obesity.
 

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Environmental groups have brought two suits against the Trump administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products, building materials, and work places, as well as in our drinking water and food.
 

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Friday, August 4, 2017

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

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Despite the rapid growth of the organic sector and the price premiums enjoyed by organic farmers, U.S. production of organic food has significantly lagged behind consumer demand.

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AgMag
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Want to save the taxpayers $10 billion?

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AgMag
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Monday, July 24, 2017

EWG and 122,210 of our supporters are demanding the agency restrict all non-essential uses of neonicotinoids immediately, and take rapid steps to protect the pollinators from these toxic chemicals.

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