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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. 

Monday, September 21, 2020

It’s no secret that children love sweets – and that parents often try to limit the sugary treats their kids consume, because of the range of health concerns, not to mention dental bills, associated with sugar. Instead, many turn to food and drinks containing non-caloric or low-calorie sweeteners. But those very substitutes – nonnutritive sweeteners, more commonly called artificial sweeteners – may themselves harm our health.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A new EWG guide brings attention to food additives, commonly found in many processed foods, that can increase the risk of cancer, harm the nervous system, change the body’s hormonal balance and affect the immune system.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/11): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The following is a statement from Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs, on the COVID-19 relief package released today by Senate Republicans.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/3): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

EWG News Roundup (8/27): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

EWG News Roundup (8/20): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

If people switch to an all-organic diet, the levels of the most widely used weedkiller in the world swiftly and dramatically plummet in their bodies, according to a new study reported on today by Environmental Health News

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

In June, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo pledged to support Black Lives Matter. But according to a new study of advertising of sugary drinks to children, their money tells a different story: Despite an epidemic of obesity, TV ads for sugary drinks targeting Black and Hispanic preschoolers, children and teens rose dramatically from 2013 to 2018.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

In its latest report on glyphosate residues on common children’s foods, EWG found that, like oats and wheat, chickpeas and other beans and lentils come with a dose of Roundup, a weedkiller formerly manufactured by Monsanto, now Bayer. The report’s authors, Alexis M. Temkin, Ph.D., and Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., recommend that everyone continue eating hummus and chickpeas. And as always, organic products are a much better choice.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

EWG News Roundup (7/30): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

In the past eight years, three predominantly Black, Native American and Latino counties in North Carolina – already home to most of the state’s industrial hog operations – added 30 million chickens and turkeys, according to a new geospatial analysis by the Environmental Working Group and Waterkeeper Alliance.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

EWG News Roundup (7/23): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Packer, a leading trade publication for the conventional produce industry, loves to attack EWG’s annual Dirty Dozen™ list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

EWG News Roundup (7/16): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Independent laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found glyphosate, the notorious weedkiller linked to cancer, in more than 80 percent of non-organic hummus and chickpeas samples, and detected at far lower levels in several organic versions.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

EWG News Roundup (7/2): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

This July Fourth weekend, be responsible and respect local public health ordinances and social distancing guidelines. Whether you’re planning to stay at home to grill in your backyard, or heading to your nearest beach or lake for time outdoors, it’s more important than ever to make your health and safety a priority.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

In a study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, a group of U.S. and international scientists emphasized that the current approach to regulating and managing the harm of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS has failed to protect public health. The study recommended a new approach that classifies all PFAS as concerning and calls for an end to all non-essential use.

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