EWG President Ken Cook talks farms subsidies at TEDx Manahattan in July 2010
The Environmental Working Group has been demystifying farm subsidies since the 1990s in an effort to reform that system so it works well-for small farmers and eaters. In this short version of Ken Cook's TEDx talk, he explains the US farm subsidy system and calls on people to advocate for a Farm Bill that's also a Healthy Food bill.
EWG's Don Carr Talks About The Farm Bill
The farm bill is a huge and comprehensive piece of legislation that drives federal spending and policies on agriculture, nutrition and conservation programs. In just one year -- 2010 -- farm bill programs spent $96.3 billion. How those dollars are used makes a big difference to our health and the environment.
Bad federal policy and intensifying storms are washing away the rich dark soils in the Midwest that made this country an agricultural powerhouse and that remain the essential foundation of a healthy and sustainable food system in the future.
Oscar Nominees Mark Ruffalo and Josh Fox Talk to EWG About Gas Drilling
Feb. 17, 2011 -- Oscar nominees actor Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right) and director Josh Fox (Gasland), visiting Capitol Hill, urged lawmakers to close oil and gas industry loopholes and exemptions enabling natural gas drillers to use hydraulic fracturing.
One Million Strong
Washington, D.C. -- Since 2006, Environmental Working Group has been building an email list of engaged consumers who sign up to get regular alerts about our latest research and practical tips to help them keep their families safe, healthy and informed.
Dr. Weil on EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides
Dr. Andrew Weil, renowned medical expert on natural health and wellness, tells why and how he uses the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists from EWG's Shoppers Guide to Pesticides.
Ken Cook from Environmental Working Group presents Ten Americans: Part 3
Watch Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group, share shocking information about how babies are born pre-polluted with as many as 300 industrial chemicals in their bodies. One of the most entertaining presentations that youll see about the health effects of environmental pollution.