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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, November 8, 2017

EWG's Food Database is coming soon! 

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

EWG Co-Founder and President Ken Cook explains a short history of the Environmental Working Group and his vision for EWG in the next 20 years.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook explains why you should support Washington State's I-522. 

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Women seeking to get pregnant could significantly improve their chances by eating conventional fruits and vegetables with fewer pesticide residues, or eating organic produce, according to a new study in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Organic farming remains a bright spot in American agriculture. The price premiums enjoyed by organic farmers for many staple commodities like soybeans and corn remain higher than conventional prices.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

People in developing nations don't go hungry because there's not enough food to go around. It's because they're poor.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month we reach out to friends who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, celebrate remissions and comfort those who have lost loved ones.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Eradicate poverty. End hunger. Reduce inequality. Stop climate change. Such huge, idealistic goals may seem impossible.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

As Congress begins debate on food and farm policy, some of the nation's top chefs gathered on Capitol Hill today to urge lawmakers to protect the nation’s most effective anti-hunger program from budget cuts.

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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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Friday, September 29, 2017

The overuse of antibiotics to raise livestock is creating superbugs, bacteria resistant to antibiotic drugs such as penicillin. San Francisco could soon become the first U.S. city to require major grocery stores to tell consumers if meat comes from animals given antibiotics.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Attached is a letter signed by EWG in support of proposed legislation that would require large grocery chains in San Francisco to report antibiotic use policies associated with their fresh meat and poultry to the city.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Here's yet another dangerous chemical that Michael Dourson, President Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, helped greenwash: diacetyl, a food additive linked to “popcorn lung” in food workers, a potentially fatal disease.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Americans want and have a right to know what's in the stuff they buy. Manufacturers and marketers are finally joining the unstoppable movement for product transparency.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

EWG: Another Sign of Trump's Contempt for Democratic Values 

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Internal Environmental Protection Agency documents show that Administrator Scott Pruitt has effectively relinquished the EPA’s oversight of pesticide safety to the Department of Agriculture, said Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president of government affairs.

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