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.
With its back up against the wall, U.S. agribusiness is making a last-ditch effort to keep its grip on a pesticide used on fruits and veggies, which is so nasty even the smallest amounts lower kids’ IQs, cause arm tremors in children, and physically adjust parts of the brain that control language, memory, behavior and emotion.Read More
A bit of good news for seafood lovers: Scientists at Stony Brook University recently reported a notable drop in mercury concentrations in bluefin tuna caught in the Gulf of Maine over the past decade.
Heading into the holiday season, there was some good news out of the EPA. The agency listed the first batch of toxic chemicals it will tackle, which includes asbestos. Also this week, EWG took part in a forum to discuss how Congress and the Trump administration will shape the next farm bill.Read More
In recent years, important bipartisan progress has been made to food policy, including new food safety laws, new rules and incentives for healthier packaged foods, increased access to healthier foods, new rules to require healthier food in schools, and efforts to make food labels more transparent.Read More
One of the leading candidates for Secretary of Agriculture says bringing deep-fat fryers back to our schools isn’t about french fries.
It’s about freedom.Read More
At EWG we’re fans of swamps.Read More
When Americans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, we may not agree on the outcome of the election. But we all agree that the food being served should be safe, healthy and clearly labeled. If we’re giving thanks in a restaurant, we will want calorie information on the menu and to know that the people preparing and serving their meals are paid a decent wage. And regardless of where we gather, we will want to be sure that their neighbors have enough to eat
Americans didn't only vote for president and other elected officials last week.
Through state and local ballot measures, advocates scored impressive wins on nutrition, animal protection and farm regulation. Numerous states passed minimum wage increases that will be especially important for food system workers.Read More
This week, EWG joined forces with our colleagues at Waterkeeper Alliance again to show how industrial animal farms can wreak havoc on public health and the environment. Through startling aerial imagery, the report documents a number of factory farms along North Carolina’s floodplain that were swamped by Hurricane Matthew, exposing local waterways to a deluge of animal waste from swine and poultry barns, and brimming manure pits.Read More
It’s another busy week at EWG. Here’s some news you can use from this week.Read More
Beginning this Friday, EWG will post news you can use – some of the recent media coverage featuring our content and spokespeople.
The only way to eliminate world hunger and poverty is to make agriculture more environmentally sustainable.
It’s hard to think of an administration that has done more to change what Americans eat and how we grow our food than the Obama administration.
When the election is (finally) over, the next Administration will have a grocery list of food and farm policy priorities to address, ranging from unregulated farm pollution to overuse of antibiotics in animal production.
Every time we at EWG talk about the damage farming can do to drinking water, air quality, public health and quality of life, we hear: “Well, you know we have to feed the world.”Read More
U.S. agribusiness spokesmen routinely defend practices that pollute air and water, and destroy soil by claiming that American farmers are doing what it takes to “feed the world.”Read More
The key to ending world hunger while protecting the environment is to help small farmers in the developing world increase their productivity and income.Read More