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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 22, 2009
The 10 most important stories from EWG's blog in 2009. Read More
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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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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

 

The Great Recession is being felt in America’s stomachs, the government reports.

Nearly one in seven American households had trouble putting enough food on the table at some point in 2008, according to the annual report on food (in)security by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Household Food Security in the United States, 2008.

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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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Thursday, October 22, 2009
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

“Frito-Lay traveling nachos with cornbread, served with a corn cobbette” – that’s what’s for lunch today in my old elementary school cafeteria in Richmond, VA.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

EWG's scientists and public health researchers put our heads together and created a list of the most important steps you can take at home to promote your family's environmental health.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The 4 or 5-digit number that you'll find on the little sticker on your produce is a Price Look-Up, or PLU, code. They've been used by grocery stores for about 20 years to identify produce for pricing at the cash register. (I always did wonder how grocery clerks could spot the difference between Bosc and Bartlett pears on sight.) These days, the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS), a voluntary organization of those associated with the fresh produce industry, coordinates the use of standardized codes throughout the world.

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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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Thursday, August 6, 2009

We've talked before about the critical connection between toxics and pregnancy - it's an important topic given the potential impacts of chemicals on the developing fetus.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Beverly Wright has done battle with oil refineries and landfills. She has dug her New Orleans East neighborhood out from under tons of contaminated sludge smeared across the landscape by Hurricane Katrina. A professor, author and leader of the environmental justice movement, she has trained and organized thousands of people to help low income communities stand up against polluters.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Here at EWG we spend a lot of time investigating the failure of the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to keep our food, water and consumer goods safe. We focus on toxic chemicals, but, as it turns out, the FDA works pretty much the same no matter what "innovation" is getting pushed onto the market without labeling or testing.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) popular Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides has a new look -- and an updated list of fruits and vegetables for consumers who aim to reduce their families’ exposure to pesticides.

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News Release
Monday, March 2, 2009

Taxpayers provide commercial fishing subsidies, some may contribute to overfishing

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Friday, October 17, 2008

Although completely eliminating exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may not be possible, there are steps you can take to reduce your family's exposure to this chemical by avoiding common sources and limiting exposure for the highest risk groups.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Saturday, October 11, 2008

Choose better body care products.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

EWG scientists interviewed about BPA in baby formula & safe cosmetics.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

It may sound like a strange ingredient, but iodized salt actually helps protect your thyroid from chemicals such as perchlorate. So stick with the iodized salt, especially if you're a pregnant mother. EWG's Dr. Anila Jacob explains.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Environmental Working Group researcher gets to the bottom of the hydroponic vs organic question.

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