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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. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

In 2006, I sent samples of my breast milk and my infant son’s urine to researchers investigating a rocket fuel chemical that can permanently harm the developing brains of fetuses and young children.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

The World Health Organization issued new guidelines strongly urging farmers to stop the routine use of antibiotics in animals that aren’t sick. WHO, an arm of the United Nations, is concerned that this overuse is creating “superbugs” – deadly bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics used to treat human infections.

 
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Replacements for bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical in plastics and food containers, could be just as harmful or even worse than it, according to a new study by the National Toxicology Program.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Roughly a third of the meat on every turkey goes straight into the garbage. If you tend not to finish your leftovers, buy a smaller bird this year. Try an organic, local or heritage turkey or one raised without antibiotics. Or embrace a seasonal centerpiece of stuffed winter squash.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Did you know that 40 percent of food in the U.S. ends up in landfills?! We partnered with Atlas Brew Works and MOM's Organic Market to raise awareness around the issue of food waste as part of our Plate of the Union Campaign with Food Policy Action Education Fund.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

"Organic food, natural food, was the first green industry in the United States, and we've kind of forgotten that because we take it for granted now. One reason we take it for granted is because it's everywhere now. And, it's everywhere now in no small measure because of Walter Robb." ​- EWG President Ken Cook. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fresh food is typically the best option, but if you don't have time to make your own baby food, frozen options like Yummy Spoonfuls could be your best bet. Check out our other frozen food finds that maximize nutrition, and can save you time and money.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

While there's still work to be done, this massive pesticide protection law has allowed us to remove some of the most dangerous pesticides out of the food supply. Now, 20 years later, Congress is considering the Regulatory Accountability Act that would make it virtually impossible to create rules like this one aimed at protecting public health.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

EWG President Ken Cook joins Top Chef judge and Food Policy Action Education Fund founder Tom Colicchio to launch our new campaign, Plate of the Union. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

A review of the food and farm policy milestones of the last eight years, and the opportunities for the next administration.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

EWG’s ratings for more than 120,000 food and personal care products are now at your fingertips. Download the new Healthy Living app at www.ewg.org/apps.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Four major food companies – ConAgra Foods, Kellogg’s, General Mills and Mars, Inc. – announced they will label food products that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

To protect your baby from toxic mercury and ensure healthy development, you should not only watch how much fish you eat, but also what kind of fish. Learn more with EWG’s latest report on mercury in seafood.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

New York Times best-selling author and wellness activist Kris Carr shared some words of wisdom at the 2015 EWG Eats Gala. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

"You know what courage means – it means never giving up, never sitting down, and never staying quiet when our health and our planet are at stake." - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

There’s a lot of misconception out there when it comes to GMO labeling and the many implications of what we call the Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK, Act. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Confused by the labels on turkeys? EWG helps you sort out the facts with a new label decoder.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

EWG’s Food Scores database is a one-of-a-kind tool that scores over 80,000 products based on three factors: nutrition, ingredient concerns and degree of processing.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Want to avoid pesticides in produce? See which foods showed the highest and lowest concentrations of pesticides!

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