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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, August 28, 2009

Video - Amy Rosenthal, Outreach Manager with EWG, introduces us to pesticides and the dangers they can impose on our health.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

We've talked before about the critical connection between toxics and pregnancy - it's an important topic given the potential impacts of chemicals on the developing fetus.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Beverly Wright has done battle with oil refineries and landfills. She has dug her New Orleans East neighborhood out from under tons of contaminated sludge smeared across the landscape by Hurricane Katrina. A professor, author and leader of the environmental justice movement, she has trained and organized thousands of people to help low income communities stand up against polluters.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Here at EWG we spend a lot of time investigating the failure of the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to keep our food, water and consumer goods safe. We focus on toxic chemicals, but, as it turns out, the FDA works pretty much the same no matter what "innovation" is getting pushed onto the market without labeling or testing.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) popular Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides has a new look -- and an updated list of fruits and vegetables for consumers who aim to reduce their families’ exposure to pesticides.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

U.S. taxpayers doled out more than $6.4 billion in subsidies to the commercial fishing industry between 1996 and 2004, possibly accelerating the ongoing collapse of fish stocks worldwide and adding to the devastation of large ocean fish species.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Although completely eliminating exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may not be possible, there are steps you can take to reduce your family's exposure to this chemical by avoiding common sources and limiting exposure for the highest risk groups.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Choose better body care products.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

EWG scientists interviewed about BPA in baby formula & safe cosmetics.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

It may sound like a strange ingredient, but iodized salt actually helps protect your thyroid from chemicals such as perchlorate. So stick with the iodized salt, especially if you're a pregnant mother. EWG's Dr. Anila Jacob explains.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Environmental Working Group researcher gets to the bottom of the hydroponic vs organic question.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Remember the petition we asked (and asked, and asked) you to sign to tell Congress to Grow Organics?

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

On July 24, 2007, Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook delivers a 5-column, 75-foot long petition urging Congress to grow organics to Ron Kind, WI (D), co-chair of the House Organic Caucus.

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Friday, July 6, 2007

 

I read blogs for a living. Okay, I also write, and edit, and coordinate, and track numbers, and a whole host of other things. But every day I receive links to interesting, diverse blogs where people who may have nothing else in common can agree on this one thing: they want to see more support for organics.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Burger King to start buying eggs and pork from non-CAFO suppliers [Link]

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Environmental Working Group's Ken Cook discusses the 2007 Farm Bill and organics at UC Berkeley's "Food Fight: A Teach-in on the 2007 Farm Bill" on March 21, 2007.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Environmental Working Group's Ken Cook discusses the 2007 Farm Bill and organics at UC Berkeley's "Food Fight: A Teach-in on the 2007 Farm Bill" on March 21, 2007.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Environmental Working Group's Ken Cook discusses the 2007 Farm Bill and organics at UC Berkeley's "Food Fight: A Teach-in on the 2007 Farm Bill" on March 21, 2007.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Environmental Working Group's Ken Cook discusses the 2007 Farm Bill and organics at UC Berkeley's "Food Fight: A Teach-in on the 2007 Farm Bill" on March 21, 2007.

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Monday, March 5, 2007

EWG laboratory tests found a toxic food-can lining ingredient associated with birth defects of the male and female reproductive systems in over half of 97 cans of name-brand fruit, vegetables, soda, and other commonly eaten canned goods. The study targeted the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic and resin ingredient used to line metal food and drink cans. There are no government safety standards limiting the amount of BPA in canned food.

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