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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
A new law requiring grass “buffers” to be planted between cropland and Minnesota’s rivers and streams is an innovative and important step toward cutting pollution from farm operations, EWG said today.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered food processors to stop using partially hydrogenated oils, a major source of artificial trans fats blamed for 7,000 deaths and 20,000 heart attacks in the U.S. yearly.
Monday, June 15, 2015
By restricting the sale of glyphosate in garden centers, the French government is taking steps to protect its citizens from a weed killer that the World Health Organization categorizes as "probably carcinogenic to humanl,” EWG said in a statement.
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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Subway’s decision to remove artificial ingredients from its menu by 2017 is an important step toward a cleaner and healthier food system and a big win for Americans who don’t want potentially harmful substances in their food, EWG said today.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Consumers are demanding more information about the sun protection products they are using and the chemicals they are putting on their bodies, as evidenced by the overwhelming response to EWG’s 2015 Guide to Sunscreens .
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The legislative proposal issued today by the House Energy and Commerce Committee falls short of what’s necessary to update the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 to ensure that everyday chemicals are safe, EWG said.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
A new analysis of the canned food marketplace released today by EWG will help American shoppers determine which products still contain the toxic hormone disruptor bisphenol A, or BP
Friday, May 29, 2015
The Obama administration today released proposals for the amount of biofuels required to be blended into gasoline for 2014, 2015, and 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Friday, May 22, 2015
A new analysis by Environmental Working Group has found that harmful artificial trans fatty acids lurk in more than 27 percent of more than 84,000 processed foods common in American supermarkets. Another 10 percent contain ingredients likely to contain trans fat.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
EWG applauds Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., for her commitment to protect public health from the worrisome amounts of inorganic arsenic in rice and popular rice-based processed foods.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A revised proposal to update the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 still falls short of what’s necessary to ensure that chemicals are safe, EWG said today.
Friday, May 8, 2015
The decision of a scientific advisory committee to add bisphenol A, or BPA, to California’s Proposition 65 list of toxic chemicals is a huge victory in the fight to protect people from this harmful hormone disruptor, Environmental Working Group said today.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Panera Bread's announcement today to remove EWG's 'dirty dozen' food additives and other ingredients from its food by 2016 is the latest sign that more and more companies are stepping up in support of healthier food made with 'cleaner' ingredients.
Monday, May 4, 2015
A new study published today that found a chemical used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Pennsylvania drinking water is more evidence this this type of oil and gas drilling could continue to threaten our precious water supplies.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Ten years ago, DuPont was forced to phase out a key chemical in making Teflon, after revelations that for nearly 45 years the company covered up evidence of its health hazards, including cancer and birth defects. But a new EWG investigation finds that the chemicals pushed by DuPont and other companies to replace the Teflon chemical and similar perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs – already in wide use in food wrappers and outdoor clothing – may not be much – if at all – safer.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
New legislation endorsed today by a Senate committee to update the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 is a shameful victory for the chemical industry that wrote the underlying bill and has fought long and hard to avoid strong environmental protections.
Monday, April 27, 2015
New legislation to update TSCA falls far short of what’s necessary to ensure that chemicals are safe.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
A new EWG report reveals that from 2000 to 2013 a total of $4.4 billion in federal “prevented planting” crop insurance payouts went to farmers in 94 counties in the iconic Prairie Pothole Region of North and South Dakota – despite attempts by the government to rein in the program’s costs.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Food and biotechnology companies spent $63.6 million in 2014 alone to oppose mandatory labeling of genetically modified food ingredients, or GMOs, according to a new analysis by EWG.
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Monday, April 20, 2015
A bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, would help the federal Food and Drug Administration ensure that cosmetics and other personal care products are safer.