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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, February 10, 2011

America is emerging from a financial calamity that claimed millions of jobs. Hundreds of thousands of families struggle every day just to feed their kids. The tenuous economy has increased pressure on the government to reduce spending and rein in the mounting federal deficit. But not everyone is feeling the pain.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Big agribusiness hates it when we talk dirty. The Dirty Dozen that is, EWG's list of fresh fruits and vegetables that are most likely to carry pesticide residues.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New school food standards proposed last week by the Obama administration could nearly double the amount of fruits and vegetables that more than 32 million kids eat every day.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Last week was a reminder – if I needed it – of just how out of touch the powerful farm lobby is with the rest of America.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

In mid-December, as millions of American school children were eagerly anticipating their holiday break of sleeping late and no homework, President Obama signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. 

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Food and agriculture policy always comes down to money: how federal dollars will be prioritized and spent.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ok, our list of the "worst" environmental stories of the year was a bit of a downer. So here are EWG's Top 10 good environmental news stories.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The 10 most important stories from EWG's AgMag blog in 2010.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The nation’s food safety system is responsible for 3,000 deaths each year, and 48 million illnesses annually , according to newly released data from the federal Centers for Disease Control. Landmark federal legislation enacted today by Congress should significantly reduce that terrible human toll.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Taking an historic step to improve the health of children across the country, President Obama signed into law today (Dec. 13) the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. For the first time in three decades, the federal government will dedicate additional resources to expanding child nutrition programs and improving the quality of school lunches in order to fight rising hunger and reduce childhood obesity.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

A major public health victory on behalf of the nation's neediest children is about to be realized when President Obama signs into law legislation that will provide healthy school lunches to millions.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

At least 5,000 Americans – most of them young children, the elderly and the sick – die every year from eating contaminated food, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And about 76 million get sick from ingesting food-borne pathogens.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

House Democrats’ devastating losses in Tuesday’s mid-term election swept away a number of members from hotly contested rural districts whose full-throated support for keeping the taxpayer-funded farm subsidy spigot wide open was supposed to inoculate them against challengers and help Democrats maintain control of the House.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Cutting back on the amount of meat in the American diet is one of the best ways people can shrink their carbon footprint – and at the same time slim their waistlines and improve overall health.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

If you like your fruits and vegetables with pesticides, then you’ll be glad to know the conventional produce industry is boasting of a big win with the Obama administration.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Truth is, when my husband and I chose a childcare facility for our kids (way back in 2003), the question of environmental health didn't even cross our minds.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

On Sept 23rd, Jimmy Kimmel Live hosted "Science Bob" Pflugfelder. Watch below as the acclaimed science educator and Jimmy conduct an experiment to see which has more calories, a piece of celery -- or a gummy bear.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF), a California trade association, wants you to have less information about pesticide residues on the fruits and vegetables you buy. That’s not too surprising; since the Alliance represents more than 50 large produce growers and marketers and the suppliers who sell them pesticides and fertilizer.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

A big reason that food products derived from corn are so pervasive in America’s diet today is that for decades taxpayers have given corn growers incentives to grow as much as possible through the skewed federal farm subsidy system.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We're all used to hearing Big Food and Big Ag brag about America having "the safest food supply in the world," usually as a warm-up for complaining that EWG and other critics of our food system are, well, out to lunch. But the facts about food safety - food poisoning in particular - are nothing for the richest country in the world to crow about.

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