Found children’s foods contain too many vitamins and minerals
EWG’s report found that nearly half of American kids consumed potentially harmful amounts of vitamin A, zinc and niacin because of excessively fortified processed food, outdated nutritional labeling and misleading ads. All three national morning shows and “The Colbert Report” featured the report.
Organized Supreme Court rally on water contamination
April 2014, EWG organized a rally on the Supreme Court steps with Erin Brockovich, and Camp Lejeune activists Jerome Ensminger and Mike Partain. The high court’s decision prevents victims from suing the U.S. Department of Defense for water contamination.
Campaign to connect conservation to public health proved successful
April 2014, Our new remote sensing and landscape analysis capacity, led by Soren Rundquist and Craig Cox, visually told the story of damages industrial agriculture inflicts. Their report “Broken Stream Banks” showed that 170 waterways in southern Minnesota lacked required vegetation strips that would have prevented farm runoff from polluting rivers. Their August report, “‘Washout’ Revisited,” demonstrated that ephemeral gullies still ravaged many fields.
Exposed critical flaws in Chemicals in Commerce Act
March 2014, EWG’s analysis showed that the Chemicals in Commerce Act proposed by Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., did not offer real reform to the Toxic Substances Act and would curtail states’ chemical safety initiatives.
Campaigned for Farm Bill to jettison direct payments
February 2014, EWG’s relentless campaigning, driven by the farm subsidy database, marshaled a Congressional about-face that finally killed the outdated direct payment program. Our work on crop insurance preserved the conservation compact.
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