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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. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

It’s another busy week at EWG. Here’s some news you can use from this week.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Beginning this Friday, EWG will post news you can use – some of the recent media coverage featuring our content and spokespeople.

 

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

The only way to eliminate world hunger and poverty is to make agriculture more environmentally sustainable.
 

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AgMag
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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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Thursday, October 6, 2016

When the election is (finally) over, the next Administration will have a grocery list of food and farm policy priorities to address, ranging from unregulated farm pollution to overuse of antibiotics in animal production.

 

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Every time we at EWG talk about the damage farming can do to drinking water, air quality, public health and quality of life, we hear: “Well, you know we have to feed the world.”

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

U.S. agribusiness spokesmen routinely defend practices that pollute air and water, and destroy soil by claiming that American farmers are doing what it takes to “feed the world.”  

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Monday, September 26, 2016

The key to ending world hunger while protecting the environment is to help small farmers in the developing world increase their productivity and income.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Friday, September 23, 2016

If you’ve been hesitant to jump on the organic bandwagon, a recent report by the Organic Center may just change your mind.

The researchers found that organic farming practices could reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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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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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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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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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

On Aug. 3, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Food Quality Protection Act, a landmark law that required the EPA to show that all exposures to pesticides in food were safe for infants and children. In the 20 years since its passage, the EPA has banned or reduced the use of many of the most harmful pesticides, and federal testing confirms that amounts of pesticide residue in baby food have dramatically decreased.
 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Most of the food Americans eat is produced in ways that harm the environment and worsen climate change. The federal government subsidizes unhealthy crops that have contributed to Americans’ expanding waistlines, while Monsanto and big agriculture push pesticides and genetically modified seeds on farmers.
 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Environmental Working Group issued the following statement today after the Senate Agriculture Committee narrowly passed a version of the House-adopted Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

EWG President Ken Cook issued the following statement today in response to the House's consideration of the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill the House is expected to take up this week.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

EWG President Ken Cook issued the following statement in response to the proposal by Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., on GMO labeling.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Children with high levels of the chemical bisphenol A in their bodies were more likely to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder than those with lower levels of the chemical, according to a study published June 6 in the journal Environmental Research.

 

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