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Friday, June 17, 2016
"Americans should have the right to know what’s in their food and how its’ produced, just like consumers on 64 other nations. If Congress acts to craft a GMO labeling system, Congress should ensure that any GMO disclosure is national, mandatory, and allows consumers to determine whether food has been produced with genetic engineering at a glance," said Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs for EWG.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Hundreds of cancer-causing chemicals are building up in the bodies of Americans, according to the first comprehensive inventory of the carcinogens that have been measured in people. EWG released inventory today.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Kids who eat a bowl a day of the most popular pre-sweetened cereals could consume five to nine pounds more sugar a year than parents might think from reading nutrition labels, according to a new analysis by EWG .
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
With tonight’s voice vote in the Senate, chemicals policy reform legislation that fails to adequately protect human health and the environment is headed to the President, noted Environmental Working Group.
Friday, May 27, 2016
The radiation emitted from wireless devices could cause brain cancer, according to a multi-year study from the federal National Toxicology Program. The results appear to confirm human evidence used by the World Health Organization that declared cell phone radiation a possible carcinogen.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Almost three-fourths of the 750 sunscreens evaluated for EWG’s annual Guide to Sunscreens, released today, offer inferior protection or contain worrisome ingredients like oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor, or retinyl palmitate, which may harm skin.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Environmental Working Group issued the following statement ahead of expected passage today by the House on H.R.3576, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2016.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Obama Administration’s proposal to increase the mandate for dirty corn ethanol in gasoline will make air pollution worse and push farmers to grow corn for fuel instead of food, EWG said.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Today’s National Academy of Sciences report on genetically engineered foods takes a major policy step in calling on the food and agriculture industries to increase transparency regarding GMO foods, EWG said.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Environmental Working Group has updated its bug repellent guide to give consumers accurate information on the right products for their circumstances.
Tuesday, April 12, 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.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Environmental Working Group today released a new edition of its Guide to Healthy Cleaning, an online database detailing the health hazards and environmental concerns for more than 2,500 household products. With the addition of hundreds of new products , the updated Guide tells shoppers what they need to know to make healthier choices.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The EWG VERIFIED™ program now features 118 products , allowing shoppers to quickly and easily identify cosmetics and personal care items that meet our strictest health and transparency standards.
Friday, March 18, 2016
EWG applauds General Mills for disclosing the presence of GMOs on their products.
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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
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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Monday, March 14, 2016
Today, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) filed the latest version of a bill known by opponents as the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, or DARK Act, which the full Senate will likely consider this week.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
EWG applauds Sen. Jeff Merkley (D- Ore.) for introducing a common-sense approach to GMO labeling that both the food industry and consumer groups can support.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
A survey released today by the Mellman Group and American Viewpoint shows that voters overwhelmingly support stricter regulation of the chemical ingredients used in their personal care products.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The Environmental Working Group issued the following statement today after the Senate Agriculture Committee narrowly passed a version of the House-adopted Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act.
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