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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, April 2, 2019

A Trump administration proposal could force 750,000 low-income Americans to lose their meager federal food assistance – a cruel contrast to federal farm subsidies, which tens of thousands of farmers have received every year for more than three decades.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

On Wednesday, a second jury in eight months found that glyphosate, the signature ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, causes cancer. The plaintiff in the case was awarded $80 million in damages after arguing the herbicide played a role in the development of his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

On Thursday, Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and a dozen of his fellow senators introduced legislation to ban chlorpyrifos, an insecticide that can harm children’s brains and nervous systems. But if the Trump administration had listened to Environmental Protection Agency scientists, the legislation wouldn’t be needed.

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News Release
Thursday, March 28, 2019

10 food manufacturers and retailers have joined EWG’s petition to sharply limit glyphosate residues allowed on oats and prohibit the pesticide’s use as a pre-harvest drying agent.

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News Release
Friday, March 22, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
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Friday, March 22, 2019

The veggie du jour is kale, but it can be packed with more than nutrition: More than 90 percent of the kale samples sold in the U.S. are contaminated with pesticide residue, according to a new EWG analysis of 2017 Department of Agriculture test data.

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Key Issues:
Children's Health
Article
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Kale has higher pesticide residues than nearly all other produce found on supermarket shelves, according to the Environmental Working Group’s 2019 Dirty Dozen™.

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News Release
Friday, March 15, 2019

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced legislation today to dramatically limit American children’s exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, in food.

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News Release
Monday, March 11, 2019

President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal seeks deep cuts in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, showing that the administration continues to ignore growing environmental and public health threats, said EWG.

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News Release
Friday, March 8, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Lead and other heavy metals are contaminating baby foods like puree, juice and teething cookies, according to Food and Drug Administration data and recent testing by Consumer Reports. Here’s what you need to know.

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Key Issues:
Children's Health
Article
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Unlike organic packaged foods, conventional packaged food contains thousands of poorly regulated food chemicals, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.

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News Release
Monday, March 4, 2019

Americans are increasingly seeking “clean” foods that are free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. But although consumers who want to avoid toxic pesticides and antibiotics know to look for foods that are certified organic, many don’t know that federal rules also dramatically limit the use of synthetic substances in packaged organic foods like cereals, snacks and dressings.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Friday, March 1, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Seems like every time a government agency or public interest group tests food for Monsanto’s weedkiller glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer, they find it.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

On a recent afternoon, across the street from the White House, EWG set up an impromptu taste test and asked participants to choose between two oat-based cereals: one that likely contained a pinch of Monsanto’s weedkiller linked to cancer, glyphosate, and another that did not.

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News Release
Friday, February 15, 2019

News Roundup (2/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

North Carolina, a state known for the devastating environmental and public health impacts of industrial-scale hog production, now has more than twice as many poultry factory farms as swine operations, according to a new investigation from the Environmental Working Group and Waterkeeper Alliance.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

The prolonged partial shutdown of the federal government over President Trump’s insistence for a southern border wall is inflicting enormous public health, environmental and economic damage to millions of Americans, a coalition of more than 280 public interest groups warned in a letter to the president.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

News Roundup (1/4): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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