Food should be good for you. But some foods aren’t. Pesticides are sprayed on millions of acres every year and some of them end up on your food. Our broken farm subsidy system encourages over production of the wrong food. EWG is pushing for better policy and more sustainable ways of farming that produce healthy food in a healthy environment.
You may know that bisphenol A, a synthetic estrogen found in the epoxy coatings of food cans, has been linked to many health problems. Many companies have publicly pledged to stop using BPA in their cans. But consumers like you have had no way to know which canned foods use BPA-based epoxy. Until now.
EWG analyzed 252 canned food brands, mostly between January and August 2014, to find out which of them packed their food into cans coated with BPA-laden epoxy. Here’s what we discovered.Read More
This weekend is all about fun in the sun. Whether you’re heading to the beach, a lake or a backyard picnic, be sure to cover up to protect your skin against sunburn and pesky bug bites.
EWG applauds Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., for her commitment to protect public health from the worrisome amounts of inorganic arsenic in rice and popular rice-based processed foods.
Although scientists and government regulators have known about the ever-present threat of arsenic in drinking water, emerging evidence is showing that arsenic, a known human carcinogen, also contaminates many otherwise healthy foods that contain rice.
Does the president of Colombia care more about the health of coca cultivators than President Obama cares about the health of U.S. farmworkers?
Genetically engineered crops, or GMOs, have led to an explosion in growers’ use of herbicides, with the result that children at hundreds of elementary schools across the country go to class close by fields that are regularly doused with escalating amounts of toxic weed killers.
Panera Bread's announcement today to remove EWG's 'dirty dozen' food additives and other ingredients from its food by 2016 is the latest sign that more and more companies are stepping up in support of healthier food made with 'cleaner' ingredients.Read More
The front group of all front groups, the American Council on Science and Health, has not disclosed its donor list since the early 1990’s.
Kraft’s mac and cheese boxed dinner marks an essential part of childhood for many Americans. For some of us, it just about defines “comfort food.”
Food and biotechnology companies opposed to mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically modified food ingredients have disclosed expenditures of $63.6 million in 2014 to lobby for legislation that made reference to GMO labeling.Read More
Dietary guidelines need to inform consumers of the dangers of mercury in certain seafood and provide clear labeling of added sugars in food. These are key elements for establishing effective guidelines that promote healthy, sustainable diets.Read More
Are intentionally engineered nanoparticles being added to our food? We don’t know for sure – and federal food regulators aren’t helping us find out the truth.