Food

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, September 27, 2013

EWG President Ken Cook urges company CEO to press ahead with other efforts to improve the sustainability of its restaurants' practices.
 

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) helped to protect the safety of food today by stripping a controversial rider that would have given Monsanto and other agrichemical companies a backdoor approval for genetically engineered (GE) crops, Environmental Working Group said in a statement.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

If you live in one of America’s 100 hungriest counties, there is a one-in-three chance that you rely on food stamps. There is also a pretty good chance that your member of Congress just voted to kick you off food stamps.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

In its first comprehensive report on antibiotic resistance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges what many public health officials have known for years: there is a critical link between antibiotic use in agriculture and antibiotic-resistant infections in humans, Environmental Working Group’s Executive Director Heather White said in a statement.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Studies show that labeling genetically engineered foods won't result in big changes in consumers' buying choices at the store, but they say overwhelmingly that they want the information.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

With fall quickly approaching and some school bells already ringing, it’s time to get back to thinking about what to pack for your kids’ lunch. Your third grader might not give the food in his lunch box much thought, but as a parent, many considerations probably cross your mind when you’re figuring out what to prepare each day. What will my picky daughter actually eat? Will this meal sustain my active son all day? Can my kindergartener eat this alone? Does this lunch travel easily? Is it healthy?

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Scientists from Pew Charitable Trusts  found that 54 percent of the chemicals added to food have never undergone the most basic safety tests recommended by the federal Food and Drug Administration. Pew’s analysis revealed that the type of testing recommended by the FDA has not been done on 88 percent of chemicals of “elevated concern” for reproductive and developmental toxicity.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

It’s just common sense: If you’re not sick, your doctor doesn’t prescribe you medicine. Why should the animals we eat be treated any differently?

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Delicious dishes don’t have to be complicated – just a few ingredients and a few minutes is often all you need. One of my go-to resources for healthy and simple recipe inspiration is Catherine McCord’s family-friendly recipe website, Weelicious.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Alliance for Food and Farming, which is run out of a P.O. box in Watsonville, Calif., claims to extol the health benefits of consuming both conventional and organic produce and maintains that its members include both conventional and organic farmers.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Alliance for Food and Farming, which is run out of a P.O. box in Watsonville, Calif., claims to extol the health benefits of consuming both conventional and organic produce and maintains that its members include both conventional and organic farmers.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Almost as soon as the gavel came down last week on an historic defeat for the farm bill in the House of Representatives, people started asking: What happens now?

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Friday, June 14, 2013

A new price guarantee program in the House farm bill could cost nearly $20 billion more than the discredited programs it is designed to replace, a new analysis shows.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Environmental Working Group, the nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy organization, has established its own “genius” award to honor Chris Campbell, EWG Vice President of Technology, for his two decades of contributions to the public good. 

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The bill Rep. Fincher voted to support as a member of the House Agriculture Committee does indeed end direct payments – except for cotton farmers like… Fincher. 

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The unapproved genetically engineered wheat that has turned up on an Oregon farm is yet another reason why consumers need clear labeling of GE foods, Scott Faber, EWG’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, said in a statement. 

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Environmental Working Group this week (May 21, 2013) submitted comments to the U.S.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reps. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and Tom Petri (R-Wis.) today introduced the Assisting Family Farmers through Insurance Reform Measures Act (AFFIRM), common sense legislation that will reform the heavily subsidized crop insurance system in order to level the playing field for family farmers, improve transparency for taxpayers and protect the environment for future generations.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

The farm bill draft released today by the Senate Agriculture Committee contains the same flawed provisions as the 2012 Senate-passed bill that increase unlimited crop insurance subsidies to the largest and most successful farm businesses.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Environmental Working Group (EWG) applauds Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and the other co-sponsors of the Balancing Food, Farm and the Environment Act for recognizing that our land, our food, and our farms are all worth protecting.

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