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.
We the undersigned organizations strongly urge the Environmental Protection Agency to weigh heavily the decision last week by the World Health Organization to categorize glyphosate (trade name “Roundup®”) as “probably carcinogenic to humans”Read More
At a hearing of the House Agriculture Committee this week, opponents of mandatory labeling of GMO foods trotted out the now familiar argument that genetically engineered crops are the key to feeding Earth’s mushrooming population.
A bill expected to be introduced today by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) would block states from requiring labeling on genetically modified food, and also hamper any U.S. Food and Drug Administration efforts to mandate labeling nationwide, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement.Read More
Tomorrow morning, the House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on the impact of GMO labeling on food prices.Read More
Responding to rising concern about manufacturers using unregulated nanomaterials in food, a coalition of advocacy groups in the U.S. and abroad has released a policy recommendation for companies in food-related industries to assist them in avoiding or reducing the risks from nanomaterials in food products and packaging.Read More
The pastry you’re thinking about buying may contain the preservative propyl paraben, linked to disruptions in hormone signaling.Read More
The Obama administration’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a panel of respected scientific and medical experts who help craft the federal government’s official position on nutrition, yesterday released a long-awaited report that finally acknowledged the link between human health and environmental health.
Last Friday the 13th was unlucky for more than 90 percent of Americans who favor of labeling genetically modified organisms.
Nestlé USA’s announcement that it will remove artificial colors from its candy products shows that the chocolate maker is listening to consumers who don’t want these additives in their food, Environmental Working Group said today.Read More
The federal government’s decision to allow marketing of genetically engineered apples that are resistant to browning underscores the need for a transparent and consistent national labeling standard, said Environmental Working Group today.Read More
Chef Tom Colicchio joined Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) today as they reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would give Americans more information about what’s in their food and how it was produceRead More