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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. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Under pressure from EWG and other environmental and public health groups, the Food and Drug Administration has banned seven substances used in artificial flavors that have been linked to cancer in animals.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration failed to include oats and wheat products in its glyphosate testing program, leaving Americans largely in the dark about their exposure through food to the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.  

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Friday, September 28, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/28): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Environmental Working Group, joined by food and nutrition companies including MegaFood, Ben & Jerry’s, Stonyfield Farm, MOM’s Organic Market, Nature’s Path, One Degree Organic Foods, National Co+op Grocers and Happy Family Organics, today petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to sharply limit glyphosate residues allowed on oats and prohibit the pesticide’s use as a pre-harvest drying agent.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Despite a federal court order to ban a pesticide that damages children’s brains, the Trump administration is stubbornly fighting to keep it legal – further evidence that the administration places the interests of the chemical and agribusiness industries above children’s health.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/14): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

A groundbreaking new study, the first to test what happens in people immediately after they are exposed to bisphenol A, or BPA, shows that levels at which the federal government states is “safe” and should have no effect, in fact can alter insulin response, a key marker for metabolic diseases like diabetes.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Choosing low-mercury fish and other seafood can significantly lower the body’s mercury levels in just three months, according to a new EWG study.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh grossly misrepresented his record on the environment.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Parents have a lot to worry about when sending their kids back to school. Lunch shouldn’t be one. EWG can help you avoid pesticides, food additives and contaminants in drinking water to make your student’s lunch healthier and safer.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Recently, EWG released a headline-making report on Roundup in children’s cereal and other oat-based foods. Much of the news coverage agrees with us that parents should be concerned. 

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Friday, August 24, 2018

EWG News Roundup (8/24): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

The widespread use of the herbicide and probable carcinogen glyphosate in farms across the nation has made its presence on processed foods containing oats, beans, wheat and barley nearly ubiquitous.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Environmental Working Group is disappointed that General Mills and the Quaker Oats Company have brushed aside consumer health concerns raised by new research that found the cancer-causing weed killer glyphosate in Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oatmeal and Cheerios.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars come with a hefty dose of the weed-killing poison in Monsanto’s Roundup, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by EWG. These new findings come days after a California jury awarded $289 million to a school groundskeeper who claimed Roundup gave him  lymphom

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars come with a hefty dose of the weed-killing poison in Roundup, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by EWG.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

News Roundup (8/10): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Campbell’s, Coca-Cola and Unilever are among the food companies supporting full disclosure of genetically modified organisms in food, an EWG analysis shows.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

News Roundup (7/27): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

In a groundbreaking move this week, American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health warned of the risks chemical food additives pose to children’s health.

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