Food

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. 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Congress must make support for the nation’s food and farm system a priority in the next COVID-19 stimulus bill, said Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs at EWG. 

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Friday, April 10, 2020

EWG News Roundup (4/10): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Although our daily routines have drastically shifted in the past few weeks, one thing hasn't changed: the need to eat healthfully. Healthy eating is always important, but now there’s an even more crucial reason – supporting our immune system to fend off invading pathogens like the novel coronavirus.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

EWG News Roundup (3/27): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

During this time of the coronavirus crisis, the Environmental Working Group stands firmly in defense of food safety for all Americans. From the day EWG was founded, we have advocated for everyone to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. This message has not changed in our nearly three decades of work. We also advocate for keeping the nation’s food supply safe from microbial contamination and toxic pesticides.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Nearly 70 percent of the fresh produce sold in the U.S. contains residues of potentially harmful chemical pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group’s 2020 Dirty Dozen™. Yet the dirtiest produce commodity is not a fresh fruit or vegetable but a dried one – raisins.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

EWG News Roundup (3/20): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

EWG News Roundup (3/6): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Scientists at the Environmental Working Group and Indiana University have for the first time conducted a review of 26 fluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, and found that all display at least one characteristic of known human carcinogens.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

In honor of Cancer Prevention Awareness month, EWG board member Meg Hirshberg wrote about the Anticancer Lifestyle Program, a lifestyle transformation program she co-founded for cancer survivors and those who seek to reduce their risk of chronic illness.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/14): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The landmark Food Quality Protection Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to protect children’s health by applying an extra margin of safety to legal limits for pesticides in food. But an investigation by EWG, published this week in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, found that the EPA has failed to add the mandated children’s health safety factor to the allowable limits for almost 90 percent of the most common pesticides.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

President Trump’s 2021 budget proposal, released today, seeks deep cuts in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and other agencies, and shows the administration’s continuing indifference to growing environmental and public health threats, said EWG.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Farms in California can no longer buy a neurotoxic pesticide that can damage children’s brains and nervous systems.

As of today, chlorpyrifos is banned for sale in the state that grows most of the nation’s fresh produce. Farmers have until the end of the year to use any remaining stockpiles of the pesticide they have on hand.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Attached is EWG’s testimony to the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on H.R. 2827, the Keep Food Containers Safe From PFAS Act of 2019.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Kellogg's will take steps to phase out the use of the herbicide glyphosate to dry oats and wheat before harvest, eliminating use of the potentially harmful chemical in the main ingredients of many of the company’s breakfast cereals and other foods.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

EWG News Roundup (1/24): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

The Trump administration has proposed significant changes to menus at the nation’s public schools that would allow more pizza, fries and burgers, and fewer fruits and vegetables for students to choose from.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

EWG News Roundup (1/17): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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