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Friday, September 29, 2017

The Trump administration delayed a long-awaited update to nutrition labels on packaged food Friday, launching yet another assault in its war on good food policy.

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Planet Trump
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Last month Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a rollback of nutrition standards for school lunches that have been successfully implemented for the last five years. The move threatens to undermine the progress made on improving children’s eating habits at the prompting of the $10.4 billion school food service industry.
 

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EnviroBlog
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Monday, May 1, 2017

Only one week after his confirmation as secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue announced Monday that the Trump administration will roll back the health-protective nutrition standards for school meals championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Below are comments EWG has submitted in response to the Food and Drug Administration's request for input on updating its guidance on the use of “healthy” claims on packaged foods.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Below are comments submitted by EWG in response to the Food and Drug Administration's request for input on guidance for the food industry on the use of the term "healthy" on food packaging. 

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March 9, 2017

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Friday, February 24, 2017

What we eat is strongly and intricately linked to our health. No food or nutrient is a panacea against disease, but eating right can help prevent many serious diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and several types of cancer.
 

 

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

When it comes to eating holidays, Super Bowl Sunday comes in second only to Thanksgiving, with some reports suggesting that the average football fan consumes more than 2,400 calories during the game! That’s a pretty big number, even by linebacker standards. If you want to stay clear of nutritional penalties while still scoring a touchdown for great snacks with your guests, try these plays.

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EnviroBlog
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Some pregnant women who follow the new U.S. fish advice will be exposed to far too much mercury, say scientists and advocates. They maintain that the outdated science used for developing the guidelines is dangerously out of step with the latest peer-reviewed science.
 

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Can we reform farm policies to support healthier diets? The Washington Post’s food writer Tamar Haspel discounts the role that subsidies can play in the choices farmers make, noting that subsidies flow to some barley and lentil farmers, as well as corn and soybean farmers.

 

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AgMag
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Monday, November 28, 2016

One of the leading candidates for Secretary of Agriculture says bringing deep-fat fryers back to our schools isn’t about french fries.

It’s about freedom.

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Planet Trump
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Friday, November 18, 2016

When Sid Miller took office as Texas’ Agriculture Commissioner last year, his first action was to “grant amnesty” to cupcakes and other sweets sold in his state’s schools.

 

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Planet Trump
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

When Americans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, we may not agree on the outcome of the election. But we all agree that the food being served should be safe, healthy and clearly labeled. If we’re giving thanks in a restaurant, we will want calorie information on the menu and to know that the people preparing and serving their meals are paid a decent wage. And regardless of where we gather, we will want to be sure that their neighbors have enough to eat
 

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AgMag
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Americans didn't only vote for president and other elected officials last week.

Through state and local ballot measures, advocates scored impressive wins on nutrition, animal protection and farm regulation. Numerous states passed minimum wage increases that will be especially important for food system workers.

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EnviroBlog
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Monday, October 17, 2016

It’s hard to think of an administration that has done more to change what Americans eat and how we grow our food than the Obama administration.
 

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AgMag
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Monday, September 12, 2016

When you’re trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle, diet and exercise tend to get most of the attention. But there’s another critical step to living healthier: reducing your intake of toxic chemicals.
 

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EnviroBlog
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Whether you’re planning a beach outing, pool party or cookout to mark the last days of summer, here are some tips for a safe and healthy Labor Day weekend.

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EnviroBlog
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Back to school means books, studying and recess – to kids. For many parents, this time of year means packing lunches.
 

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Monday, August 15, 2016

EWG Legislative Attorney Melanie Benesh issued the following statement today in response to the federal Food and Drug Administration’s announcement Friday that it finalized its rule governing voluntary notifications to the agency when new substances are added to food.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Friday, August 12, 2016

Panera Bread’s Kids Meal Promise – a children’s menu free of artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners and colors – challenges the rest of the fast and fast-casual food industry to get serious about kids’ health. If it works, American kids and everybody else will win.

 

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

There are lots of reasons to load up on deeply pigmented fruits and vegetables, but for me, the best reason is that it makes me happy! We feel invigorated and energized just looking at brightly colored meals – not to mention all the health benefits our bodies get from eating them!
 

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