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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. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Monsanto paid a shadowy chemical industry front group to help push back against the mounting scientific evidence that the company’s signature Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, court documents reveal.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

EWG News Roundup (5/17): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

A bill introduced today in Congress would ban the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS from use in a primary source of exposure to the compounds.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

You probably care a lot about how your fruits and vegetables are grown. You may not think as much about where your family’s animal protein comes from, but the conditions in which most meat, poultry and even dairy is produced may give you and your kids pause – even those most likely to clamor for yet another burger or hot dog.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Plaintiffs awarded more than $2 billion in damages.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, EWG has curated a brunch menu from “Just Add Lemons: 100+ Recipes for Family and Home from EWG and Friends.” Celebrate your mother, grandmother or another important woman in your life by preparing any or all of the dishes from the suggested recipes below. Already have a meal in mind? Use EWG’s Food Scores to help you find healthy ingredients and products.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

In a major move to protect California children, farm workers and their families, the administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today it will ban the use of a toxic pesticide shown to cause brain damage at even low levels of exposure.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Did you know that in order to receive organic certification, packaged foods must be free of not only toxic pesticides but also thousands of added chemicals like artificial preservatives, colors and flavors? Only 40 synthetic substances have been reviewed and approved for organic packaged foods. By contrast, thousands of chemicals can be added to conventional packaged foods, many of which don’t require independent government review or approval for use.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency said today the active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup is safe, ignoring a growing body of independent research showing a strong connection between glyphosate and cancer in humans.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today gave Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler 90 days to decide whether his agency will ban the use of the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos on foods.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

With April hopping along and Easter just around the corner, it’s time for dyeing eggs (and inadvertently,  dyeing hands.) It’s easy to grab an egg-dyeing kit at the local supermarket or drug store, but those dye ingredients are not pretty.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

EWG News Roundup (4/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

A new analysis of Monsanto’s signature herbicide, glyphosate, released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, gives weight to studies connecting glyphosate and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and recommends monitoring children’s exposure to this toxic weedkiller.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Trump administration plans to let the pork industry take over inspections of meat from industrial-scale hog farms, including all tests for deadly pathogens that sicken half a million Americans a year, according to The Washington Post.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A Trump administration proposal could force 750,000 low-income Americans to lose their meager federal food assistance – a cruel contrast to federal farm subsidies, which tens of thousands of farmers have received every year for more than three decades.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

On Wednesday, a second jury in eight months found that glyphosate, the signature ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, causes cancer. The plaintiff in the case was awarded $80 million in damages after arguing the herbicide played a role in the development of his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

On Thursday, Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and a dozen of his fellow senators introduced legislation to ban chlorpyrifos, an insecticide that can harm children’s brains and nervous systems. But if the Trump administration had listened to Environmental Protection Agency scientists, the legislation wouldn’t be needed.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

10 food manufacturers and retailers have joined EWG’s petition to sharply limit glyphosate residues allowed on oats and prohibit the pesticide’s use as a pre-harvest drying agent.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

The veggie du jour is kale, but it can be packed with more than nutrition: More than 90 percent of the kale samples sold in the U.S. are contaminated with pesticide residue, according to a new EWG analysis of 2017 Department of Agriculture test data.

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