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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, August 4, 2020

In June, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo pledged to support Black Lives Matter. But according to a new study of advertising of sugary drinks to children, their money tells a different story: Despite an epidemic of obesity, TV ads for sugary drinks targeting Black and Hispanic preschoolers, children and teens rose dramatically from 2013 to 2018.

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Children's Health
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Monday, August 3, 2020

In its latest report on glyphosate residues on common children’s foods, EWG found that, like oats and wheat, chickpeas and other beans and lentils come with a dose of Roundup, a weedkiller formerly manufactured by Monsanto, now Bayer. The report’s authors, Alexis M. Temkin, Ph.D., and Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., recommend that everyone continue eating hummus and chickpeas. And as always, organic products are a much better choice.

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Children's Health
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Thursday, July 30, 2020

EWG News Roundup (7/30): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
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Thursday, July 30, 2020

In the past eight years, three predominantly Black, Native American and Latino counties in North Carolina – already home to most of the state’s industrial hog operations – added 30 million chickens and turkeys, according to a new geospatial analysis by the Environmental Working Group and Waterkeeper Alliance.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Thursday, July 23, 2020

EWG News Roundup (7/23): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Packer, a leading trade publication for the conventional produce industry, loves to attack EWG’s annual Dirty Dozen™ list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

EWG News Roundup (7/16): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Independent laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found glyphosate, the notorious weedkiller linked to cancer, in more than 80 percent of non-organic hummus and chickpeas samples, and detected at far lower levels in several organic versions.

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News Release
Thursday, July 2, 2020

EWG News Roundup (7/2): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
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Thursday, July 2, 2020

This July Fourth weekend, be responsible and respect local public health ordinances and social distancing guidelines. Whether you’re planning to stay at home to grill in your backyard, or heading to your nearest beach or lake for time outdoors, it’s more important than ever to make your health and safety a priority.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

In a study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, a group of U.S. and international scientists emphasized that the current approach to regulating and managing the harm of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS has failed to protect public health. The study recommended a new approach that classifies all PFAS as concerning and calls for an end to all non-essential use.

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News Release
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In a settlement reached today, Bayer AG agreed to pay $10 billion over claims its signature herbicide Roundup causes cancer in people, according to a report by Reuters.

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News Release
Friday, June 19, 2020

Today is Juneteenth. This year the holiday is especially meaningful, as people of all backgrounds have gathered to raise their voices and declare: Black Lives Matter. EWG stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and other people of color and redoubles our commitment to support and join leaders in the fight against racial injustice.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

EWG News Roundup (6/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, May 29, 2020

EWG News Roundup (5/29): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend

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Friday, May 22, 2020

EWG News Roundup (5/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

To protect farmworkers from the risks posed by COVID-19 and support food supply chains, Congress should tap funds from the Commodity Credit Corporation to ensure farmworkers are protected.

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News Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Meat and poultry processing plants are hot spots for COVID-19 outbreaks, constricting the supply chains for beef, chicken and pork – and sending their prices soaring. 

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News and Analysis
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler told a Senate oversight committee today that the scores of rollbacks of environmental and public health regulations under the Trump administration have made things better.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $19 billion COVID-19 farm and food relief initiative, including $16 billion in direct payments to farmers. These new payments come on top of at least $14 billion in payments made to offset the effects of the Trump administration’s trade war with China and more than $15 billion in ongoing, annual taxpayer-funded farm subsidies.

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