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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, July 6, 2018

EWG's News Roundup (7/6): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

EWG wrote comments to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging increased transparency as the agency implements its proposed labeling rule for genetically engineered foods.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Under the guise of “transparency,” the Trump administration’s proposed GMO disclosure rule may in fact codify secrecy and confusing labels for genetically modified foods, said Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

EWG News Roundup (6/29): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Environmental Working Group explains the difference between natural and organic hot dogs.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

A loophole proposed by the Trump administration could exempt at least 70 percent of genetically modified foods from a new GMO disclosure law, according to an EWG analysis

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Loopholes proposed by the Trump administration could exempt more than 10,000 – or one out of six – genetically modified foods from a new GMO disclosure law, according to a new analysis by EWG.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement today on the full Senate’s passage of its version of the farm bill. 

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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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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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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Few federal programs are more badly in need of reform than the federal crop insurance program. The Senate will debate some long overdue reforms this week.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A new amendment to the Senate farm bill that limits crop insurance subsidies for the wealthiest farmers would save taxpayers more than $490 million dollars over the next 10 years.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

News Roundup (6/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

House Republicans pushed through their version of the 2018 Farm Bill today, which would waste billions more in taxpayer money with new loopholes. The bill would let the super rich and people who don’t live or work on a farm to reap large sums of money through farm subsidies.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The two farm bills being debated by the House and Senate this month could not be more different.

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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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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, June 19, 2018

On a busy weeknight, takeout and fast food are easy dinner time solutions. But your family’s favorite on-the-go meal may come with a side of toxic fluorinated chemicals.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement today on passage of the Senate version of the farm bill by the Senate Committee on Agriculture.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Almost a year ago, we identified six steps Congress could take to address the serious public health threats posed by farm pollution. 

Since then, the pollution problems posed by agriculture – including the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico and a massive algal bloom in Lake Erie – have only gotten worse. Recent EWG analysis shows just how prevalent toxic algae blooms have become. 

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