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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Breakfast cereals like Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and General Mills’ Cheerios have been breakfast table regulars for nearly a century. Many of us think of them as a healthy way to start the day. After all, several are made from whole grains, contain a good amount of fiber and feature several vitamins and minerals. These attributes are generally considered good for us, so it should follow that the foods also are healthy. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.

 

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Monday, April 18, 2016

“For many children, diet may be the most influential source” of pesticides, said the Academy of Pediatrics in a landmark report published in November 2012.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Demand for organic food is soaring – so much so that Costco is running out of it.

 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This week EWG asked our Facebook followers to thank Driscoll’s, the nation’s largest grower of strawberries, for its investment in organic farming to date and commitment to increasing organic production in the future. Some people took us to task, expressing concern over the company’s labor practices and its incomplete use of organic practices during the full growing cycle. 

 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

One of your kid’s favorite fruits is hiding a dirty secret. Of all the fresh fruits and vegetables available for sale in the United States, sweet, sun-kissed strawberries are the most likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues, according to EWG’s 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Conventional strawberries top the Dirty Dozen™ list of EWG’s 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, displacing apples, which headed the list the last five years running. 

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Kraft made headlines a year ago when it announced changes to its famed, kid-favorite macaroni and cheese. The company vowed to replace artificial dyes with natural ingredients and to eliminate artificial flavors and preservatives. Nearly a year later, Kraft has unveiled a massive marketing campaign for what the company calls the “world’s largest ‘blind taste test’.”

 

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

This is a big week for everyone who eats! Which is all of us. 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.  These companies join Campbell’s Soup, which declared its intent to do likewise back in January.


 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Omega-3 fatty acids boost brain development in fetuses and babies. They are widely considered healthy and safe for women who are pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant. But which is the better source of omega-3s: fish or fish oil supplements?

 

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Candy giant Mars Inc., maker of the iconic brands M&Ms and Snickers, announced today that it will soon begin labeling products that contain genetically modified ingredients.

 

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Creamy or crunchy? In a sandwich with grape jelly or strawberry jam? On crackers or celery sticks? No matter how you spread it, peanut butter is a staple of the American diet. But what's in it?

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Friday, March 18, 2016

EWG applauds General Mills for disclosing the presence of GMOs on their products. 

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Friday, March 18, 2016

After a year of trying to conceive a child, several months of infertility treatment and finally a miscarriage, I felt completely out of control over my own body. I learned about EWG and began researching what chemicals I was being exposed to and how I could limit my exposure.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

In a major win for consumers, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) yesterday failed to attract the votes he needed to end debate on a bill known to opponents as the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, or DARK Act. It fell far short of the 60-vote threshold required to advance the bill.

 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Pregnant women who follow the federal government's draft dietary advice could eat too much fish high in toxic mercury, which is harmful to the developing brains of fetuses, babies and young children, according to a new EWG study of women nationwide. At the same time, they could fail to get enough of the omega-3 fatty acids essential to their babies’ healthy development.
 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Federal agencies advise women who are pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant to eat 8-to-12 ounces a week of low-mercury seafood.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

In a major win for consumers, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) failed to earn the votes he needed to stop debate on a bill known to opponents as the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, or DARK Act.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Over the last three election cycles, Big Food and Ag businesses and organizations have donated more than $2.5 million to members of the Senate Agriculture Committee and over $8.5 million to Senate candidates overall, a new analysis by EWG shows.

 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

In 2014, federal agencies issued draft recommendations that women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or might become pregnant and young children eat more fish that is lower in mercury. Their advice is based on the fact that seafood consumption is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients.

 
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Last night (March 14) Sen.Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) filed a new version of the bill we call the Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK, Act. Unfortunately, this new proposal is not much better than the previous versions we’ve seen.

 

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