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Chemicals in Food

 

Foods can contain many harmful substances, including pesticides, unhealthy additives or contaminants. EWG is working to reduce the threat of toxic chemicals in food.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Well, as we do each year, EWG released (on June 19) the latest Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce and as we suspected, eaters around the country are still concerned about high levels of toxic pesticide residue on their fruits and veggies.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

When I was pregnant with my second child, I read Sandra Steingraber's book, Having Faith, a haunting account of the effects of toxic chemicals on babies in utero, written while she was pregnant herself.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Washington, DC - Environmental Working Group (EWG) delivers the sixth edition of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides with updated information on 49 fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide load. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its “Dirty Dozen” list and the cleanest conventional produce with its “Clean Fifteen” list. http://www.foodnews.org

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Denver grandmother of eight, who happens to be a trained nutritionist, decided to see for herself just how effective the preservatives used in large segments of the U.S. food system actually are.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Clearly, the only criterion Forbes magazine uses when determining which U.S. corporation wins its yearly “Company of the Year” title must be profit. That’s the only way to explain how a company as notorious as Monsanto could possibly get the nod for 2009 from the mag, which proclaims itself “The Capitalist Tool.”

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Friday, January 8, 2010

The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric aired a piece on Thursday (Jan. 8 ) called Where America Stands on Obesity. The report cites many factors for the nation's current obesity epidemic, including some that haven't gotten much attention.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The lowdown on the 2000 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Last week we told you about the 232 toxic chemicals we found in umbilical cord blood. This week we tell you how to reduce your exposures to toxic chemicals to keep them out of your womb.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

The dedicated folks at The Organic Center released a hard hitting report today, Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use: The First Thirteen Years.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

 

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.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Video - Amy Rosenthal, Outreach Manager with EWG, introduces us to pesticides and the dangers they can impose on our health.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Most people prefer their foods free of pesticides and toxic chemicals, for a whole host of (pretty) obvious reasons. I know I do.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

No one is more pleased to see the hazards of Bisphenol A in the spotlight than Mike Potter, father of six, grandfather of four, and founder and president of Eden Foods.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Worried about your cantaloupe catching fire? You might not have to anymore! Your fruits and veggies may be doused in Deca, a flame retardant chemical and known neurotoxin.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

You're probably familiar with the longstanding and often heated debate over the addition of fluoride to public water supplies. And while EWG does have an opinion on that, last week we focused on fluoride in dog food in a new report based on independent tests of 10 brands.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A landmark study by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and universities in the U.S. and Australia has, for the first time, documented how escalating mercury-laden air emissions, chiefly from coal-fired electrical power plants in Asia, are being transformed into methylmercury, a potent neurotoxin that is increasingly polluting the North Pacific Ocean and contaminating tuna, swordfish and other popular seafood.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that 15 brands of powdered infant formula are contaminated with perchlorate, a rocket fuel component detected in drinking water in 28 states and territories. The two most contaminated brands, made from cow’s milk, accounted for 87 percent of the U.S. powdered formula market in 2000, the scientists said.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

What do popcorn bags, muffin and croissant bags, hamburger and sandwich wrappers, pizza box liners, French fry and hash brown bags and butter boxes have in common? If your guess was "savory food inside," this answer is only partially correct.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

If you, too, are a blogger, then you know how fascinating it can be to look at stats. Which posts were super popular, read across the nation - or globe? And which were duds, appreciated by none. What were we talking about way back then, anyway??

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