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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. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Michael Dourson, who withdrew his nomination to head the chemical safety office at the Environmental Protection Agency after it was clear the Senate would not confirm him, will soon leave the agency where he has served as a senior advisor to Administrator Scott Pruitt, reported Politico.

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Photo courtesy of Fred Watkins

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In his first year in office, President Trump has wreaked devastating damage on public health protections against hazardous chemicals

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Planet Trump
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Surrounded by lobbyists for corporate agribusiness, Trump will find kindred spirits on a wide-range of policy positions. 

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Planet Trump
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Monday, January 8, 2018

When Trump appears before the Farm Bureau today, he will be not speaking to America’s farmers – he’ll be preaching to his base.

Photo courtesy of AP Photo

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AgMag
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Monday, January 8, 2018

President Trump is likely to launch new salvos in his full-scale war on healthy food today, when he addresses the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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AgMag
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

The federal Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, recently released test results that found the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos in more than 300 food samples.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

EWG's News Roundup (12/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Homegrown Organic Act of 2017 introduced today by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., would expand market opportunities for America’s farmers and ranchers, generate more jobs in the fastest growing segment of the food industry and better position America’s farmers and ranchers to meet the growing demand for organic around the globe.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Choosing organic food doesn’t have to mean a hefty grocery bill

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Children's Health
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Are you pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant? Now’s the time to start limiting your exposure to pesticides.

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Children's Health
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Supermarket aisles and television commercials are full of brightly colored foods. These vibrant hues catch kids’ eyes. But are they healthy?

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Children's Health
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

In 2006, I sent samples of my breast milk and my infant son’s urine to researchers investigating a rocket fuel chemical that can permanently harm the developing brains of fetuses and young children.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

In a new report this week, EWG discovered that a large swath of profitable farm operations are getting subsidized twice for one crop loss. In 2014 and 2015 these double dippers took advantage of federal farm subsidy programs to the tune of nearly $24 billion dollars, courtesy of taxpayers.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

The World Health Organization issued new guidelines strongly urging farmers to stop the routine use of antibiotics in animals that aren’t sick. WHO, an arm of the United Nations, is concerned that this overuse is creating “superbugs” – deadly bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics used to treat human infections.

 
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Replacements for bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical in plastics and food containers, could be just as harmful or even worse than it, according to a new study by the National Toxicology Program.

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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

Did you know that 40 percent of food in the U.S. ends up in landfills?! We partnered with Atlas Brew Works and MOM's Organic Market to raise awareness around the issue of food waste as part of our Plate of the Union Campaign with Food Policy Action Education Fund.

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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

While there's still work to be done, this massive pesticide protection law has allowed us to remove some of the most dangerous pesticides out of the food supply. Now, 20 years later, Congress is considering the Regulatory Accountability Act that would make it virtually impossible to create rules like this one aimed at protecting public health.

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