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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Friday, December 21, 2018

By failing to require full disclosure of genetically modified ingredients in food, the Trump administration has forced food companies to decide whether they’re truly committed to being transparent about what’s in the food they sell.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

In 2016, Illinois passed the Future Energy Jobs Act to spur renewable energy investments. It seems to be working: The St Louis Post-Dispatch reports that solar companies are streaming into Illinois and partnering with farmers to lease some of their land for solar projects.

Friday, December 14, 2018

News Roundup (12/14): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, is a right-wing policy shop that brings together conservative state lawmakers and corporations to develop model legislation that promotes what ALEC calls “principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism.” 

Friday, December 7, 2018

EWG News Roundup (12/7): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, November 30, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/30): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The heavy rains and high waters after Hurricane Florence flooded 35 industrial poultry operations in North Carolina housing an estimated 1.8 million birds, according to a new investigation by Waterkeeper Alliance and the Environmental Working Group. The state estimates it spent $11 million disposing of dead poultry following the hurricane.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Farm bailout payments intended to offset the impacts of President Trump’s trade war have instead flowed to more than 1,000 “city slickers” who live in the nation’s largest cities, an EWG analysis of Department of Agriculture data shows.

Friday, November 16, 2018

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, news of a salmonella outbreak in turkey is a serious concern.

Friday, November 16, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/16) - Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Today, 51 environmental and public health groups, including EWG, called on Amazon and eBay to remove illegal skin care products containing dangerous levels of mercury. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Deadly wildfires continue to blaze in Northern and Southern California. Dozens of people are dead, hundreds more missing and entire communities have been destroyed.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

As we head into the holiday season, the marathon task of preparing a Thanksgiving dinner or even just one dish to contribute as a guest – may be stressful. To help you combat the inevitable stress surrounding this meal, EWG has put together this guide suggesting what to make yourself and what to buy, and when to go organic.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

In 2009, a study in the research journal Utilities Policy concluded that wind and other sources of renewable energy would “never be able to contribute significantly to electric power supply.”

What a difference a decade has made.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Frequently eating a variety of organic foods may significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer, according to a groundbreaking study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study participants whose diets contained the highest amount of organic foods had a 25 percent reduction in overall cancer risk, compared with those whose diet had the lowest share of organic food.

Friday, November 9, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

For some time we’ve been calling the decline of the coal industry “a death spiral.” Now it’s more accurate to call it coal’s last gasp.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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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Friday, October 26, 2018

EWG News Roundup (10/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.