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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, 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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Children's Health
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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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News Release
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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AgMag
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Friday, June 8, 2018

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

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News Release
Friday, June 8, 2018

WASHINGTON – Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement today on the Senate version of the farm bill: 

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Friday, June 8, 2018

WASHINGTON – Legislation introduced in Congress seeks to preempt state laws that require products to carry labels informing consumers of potential health risks like cancer and developmental harm to children.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

King Amendment

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AgMag
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Americans have already lost faith in big food brands, and the brands are only giving consumers more reasons not to trust them. In 2015, food, farm and biotechnology companies, and their trade association, spent more than $100 million to fight consumers’ right to know what’s in their food and how it’s grown.

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AgMag
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Friday, May 18, 2018

News Roundup (5/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Friday, May 18, 2018

House leaders failed to garner enough support to pass their version of the 2018 farm bill. The following is a statement from Environmental Working Group Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Scott Faber in response to the failed House bill, H.R. 2, the Food and Agriculture Act of 2018.

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News Release
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Every spring EWG releases our Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™. The guide can be used by anyone trying to avoid pesticides, but it’s especially important for parents to limit their children’s exposures to these toxic chemicals.

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Children's Health
Article
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Anyone who has been following the debate over the House farm bill knows lawmakers are closely watching the stricter work requirements proposed for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. But the same bill widens farm subsidy loopholes, so even more recipients won’t need to work or live on farms to receive their share of taxpayer dollars.

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AgMag
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Friday, May 11, 2018

News Roundup (5/11): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Here are six ways the draft rule might leave consumers in the dark.

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AgMag
Article
Monday, May 7, 2018

The farm bill produced by the House Agriculture Committee violates many of the principles developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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AgMag
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a proposed rule to implement the mandatory GMO disclosure law passed in 2016. Below is a statement from EWG Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Scott Faber.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

EWG News Roundup (4/13): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
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Friday, April 13, 2018

WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from EWG Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources Craig Cox on the House farm bill:

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