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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. 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a proposed rule to implement the mandatory GMO disclosure law passed in 2016. Below is a statement from EWG Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Scott Faber.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

EWG News Roundup (4/13): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from EWG Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources Craig Cox on the House farm bill:

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

All adults and children should eat more fruits and vegetables, whether they are organic or conventionally grown. With EWG’s 2018 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, you can choose healthy produce while minimizing unwanted doses of multiple toxic pesticides.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mired in multiple scandals of his own making, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt attempted to shift the blame to “toxic” Washington yesterday.

Photo courtesy of AP Photos

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Roundup 3/30: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Roundup 3/23: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

On Wednesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the first state law to ban toxic fluorinated chemicals in food packaging, such as microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes and fast-food wrappers.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Proposals to tighten work requirements for low-income Americans who receive food stamps are halting progress on a new farm bill – meanwhile, work requirements for farm subsidies are almost nonexistent.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

The more highly processed foods you eat, the higher your risk of cancer.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

EWG’s 2018 Farm Bill Resource Center 

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

America’s farmers lost out on over $1.5 billion in sales of organic soybeans and corn between 2012 and 2017, according to agricultural trade data released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Theirs aren’t the only faces in Trump’s gallery of regulatory rogues. One year into Trump’s war on public health, here’s a closer look.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Michael Dourson, who withdrew his nomination to head the chemical safety office at the Environmental Protection Agency after it was clear the Senate would not confirm him, will soon leave the agency where he has served as a senior advisor to Administrator Scott Pruitt, reported Politico.

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Photo courtesy of Fred Watkins

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In his first year in office, President Trump has wreaked devastating damage on public health protections against hazardous chemicals

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Surrounded by lobbyists for corporate agribusiness, Trump will find kindred spirits on a wide-range of policy positions. 

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Monday, January 8, 2018

When Trump appears before the Farm Bureau today, he will be not speaking to America’s farmers – he’ll be preaching to his base.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

President Trump is likely to launch new salvos in his full-scale war on healthy food today, when he addresses the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

The federal Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, recently released test results that found the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos in more than 300 food samples.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

EWG's News Roundup (12/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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