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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group, will join other experts at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club at 6 p.m. tonight for a debate on California ballot initiative Proposition 37, to require a label for foods made with genetically engineered ingredients. Tickets are still available.

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News Release
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pesticide and chemical companies battling California’s Proposition 37, to require labeling of genetically engineered foods, are telling Californians these genetically engineered foods are perfectly safe and no different from food grown naturally. But at least one corporation is delivering a very different message to corn farmers.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In May 2009, Steve Ruh, who was then chair of the National Corn Growers Association’s Ethanol Committee, called corn ethanol the “most environmentally friendly fuel available today.”

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AgMag
Blog Post
Monday, October 15, 2012

Americans are eating their weight and more in genetically engineered food every year, a new Environmental Working Group analysis shows.

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AgMag
Blog Post
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Compared to the billions that the government pays to subsidize industrial-scale growers of commodity crops such as corn, rice and soybeans, federal farm bill spending to promote cultivation and marketing of healthy fruits, nuts and vegetables is tiny.  The Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program is one of the more important programs to support these healthy foods, known also as “specialty crops”.

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AgMag
Blog Post
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The federal Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program, though tiny compared to the billions that flow to growers of commodity crops such as corn and soy, is one of the government’s most important efforts to promote cultivation and sale of fruits, nuts and vegetables.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Consumers are asking important and legitimate questions about what they are eating and feeding to their children.

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AgMag
Blog Post
Monday, October 1, 2012

An important farm bill program that provides valuable support for California’s growers and consumers of healthy fruits, vegetables and nuts would deliver greater all-around benefits if state officials address shortcomings in the process of awarding the federally-funded grants, an analysis by the Environmental Working Group shows.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Corn ethanol boosters held yet another pep rally today (Sept. 27) for a dirty, inefficient fuel that has eliminated jobs, increased the price of food and gas, damaged engines and increased pollution.  Yet it has replaced less than 1 percent of world oil.

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AgMag
Blog Post
Friday, September 21, 2012

Speaker Boehner was right to put a fork – a pitchfork – in one of the worst pieces of farm and food legislation in decades.

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AgMag
Blog Post
Thursday, September 20, 2012

EWG applauds Speaker Boehner for his wise decision to reject the terrible farm bill produced by the House Agriculture Committee.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Food and Environmental Reporting Network released a striking report this week (Sept.

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AgMag
Blog Post
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

There’s nothing to make you feel like a dope like a bunch of experts telling you you’re wasting your money by buying organic food. And after the recent review of the issue by Stanford University scientists made national headlines – with CBS Newsdeclaring that “organic food is hardly healthier” – I even got tough questions at home about why I’m spending our much-in-demand money on organics.

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AgMag
Blog Post
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tomorrow (Wed., Sept. 12), lobbyists for subsidized agriculture will hold a rally on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to pass a farm bill – any farm bill, even the terrible one produced by the House Agriculture Committee.

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AgMag
Blog Post
Friday, August 24, 2012

 

As a kid, I was taught that a decent meal has carbs, veggies and meat. Tacos and burgers were my favorites. I have absolutely no interest in becoming a vegetarian.

 
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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

You have the right to know what’s in the food you eat.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Monday, August 6, 2012

High crop prices and unlimited crop insurance subsidies contributed to the loss of more than 23 million acres of grassland, shrub land and wetlands between 2008 and 2011, new research by Environmental Working Group and Defenders of Wildlife shows.

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AgMag
Blog Post
Monday, August 6, 2012

Responding to high crop prices and unlimited insurance, growers plowed under more than 23 million acres of grassland, shrub land and wetlands in order to plant commodity crops between 2008 and 2011, a new report by Environmental Working Group and Defenders of Wildlife shows.

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News Release
Monday, August 6, 2012

High crop prices and unlimited crop insurance subsidies contributed to the loss of more than 23 million acres of grassland, shrub land and wetlands between 2008 and 2011, wiping out habitat that sustains many species of birds and other animals and threatening the diversity of North America’s wildlife, new research by Environmental Working Group and Defenders of Wildlife shows.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

EWG strongly opposes a drought disaster package proposed by House agriculture committee leaders that would be paid for with damaging and unnecessary cuts to conservation programs.

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