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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Attached is EWG’s letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to express concern over the high level of antibiotic-resistant bacteria being detected in supermarket meat.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Thursday, June 28, 2018

The latest round of tests by federal scientists found antibiotic-resistant bacteria on nearly 80 percent of supermarket meat in 2015, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.

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News Release
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

EWG’s most recent analysis of more than 47,000 federal government lab testsof bacteria on supermarket meat found an increase in the already high number of pork chops and ground beef contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Levels on ground turkey and chicken breasts remained high, but saw a slight decline.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Most animals raised for meat, milk and eggs are on industrial farms that contaminate our air, soil and water. These farms rely heavily on antibiotics and other synthetic treatments to boost outputs, and combat diseases caused by stressful, crowded and unsanitary conditions. Weak bacteria are killed, leaving behind the most resilient and hard to kill — so-called “superbugs.” These bacteria are capable of causing untreatable infections.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

All adults and children should eat more fruits and vegetables, whether they are organic or conventionally grown. With EWG’s 2018 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, you can choose healthy produce while minimizing unwanted doses of multiple toxic pesticides.

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News Release
Monday, March 12, 2018

The more highly processed foods you eat, the higher your risk of cancer.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Roughly a third of the meat on every turkey goes straight into the garbage. If you tend not to finish your leftovers, buy a smaller bird this year. Try an organic, local or heritage turkey or one raised without antibiotics. Or embrace a seasonal centerpiece of stuffed winter squash.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

"Organic food, natural food, was the first green industry in the United States, and we've kind of forgotten that because we take it for granted now. One reason we take it for granted is because it's everywhere now. And, it's everywhere now in no small measure because of Walter Robb." ​- EWG President Ken Cook. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fresh food is typically the best option, but if you don't have time to make your own baby food, frozen options like Yummy Spoonfuls could be your best bet. Check out our other frozen food finds that maximize nutrition, and can save you time and money.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Confused by the labels on turkeys? EWG helps you sort out the facts with a new label decoder.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

EWG’s Food Scores database is a one-of-a-kind tool that scores over 80,000 products based on three factors: nutrition, ingredient concerns and degree of processing.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

EWG's Food Database is coming soon! 

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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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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Last month Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a rollback of nutrition standards for school lunches that have been successfully implemented for the last five years. The move threatens to undermine the progress made on improving children’s eating habits at the prompting of the $10.4 billion school food service industry.
 

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Only one week after his confirmation as secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue announced Monday that the Trump administration will roll back the health-protective nutrition standards for school meals championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Below are comments EWG has submitted in response to the Food and Drug Administration's request for input on updating its guidance on the use of “healthy” claims on packaged foods.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Below are comments submitted by EWG in response to the Food and Drug Administration's request for input on guidance for the food industry on the use of the term "healthy" on food packaging. 

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March 9, 2017

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Friday, February 24, 2017

What we eat is strongly and intricately linked to our health. No food or nutrient is a panacea against disease, but eating right can help prevent many serious diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and several types of cancer.
 

 

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

When it comes to eating holidays, Super Bowl Sunday comes in second only to Thanksgiving, with some reports suggesting that the average football fan consumes more than 2,400 calories during the game! That’s a pretty big number, even by linebacker standards. If you want to stay clear of nutritional penalties while still scoring a touchdown for great snacks with your guests, try these plays.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Some pregnant women who follow the new U.S. fish advice will be exposed to far too much mercury, say scientists and advocates. They maintain that the outdated science used for developing the guidelines is dangerously out of step with the latest peer-reviewed science.
 

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