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Friday, April 18, 2014

A new study led by scientists from the Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of Roundup, the agricultural herbicide manufactured by Monsanto, in genetically engineered soy.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

As Americans finish up their taxes, it’s worth reflecting on how those tax dollars are being spent to widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots in farming.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Coming soon to a farm field near you: massive applications of a zombie herbicide linked to everything from Parkinson’s disease to reproductive problems. 

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., today introduced the Household Cleaning Products Right to Know Act of 2014 bill, which would require cleaning products makers to disclose hidden ingredients in most cleaning products. 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – The California Department of Public Health today announced its final drinking water standard for the toxic chemical hexavalent chromium made infamous in the film Erin Brockovich . The state’s new Maximum Contaminant Level of 10 parts per billion is 500 times greater than the level identified as safe by the California Environmental Protection Agency.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Today’s announcement by Walmart , the world’s biggest grocer, that it plans to sell a line of organic foods at competitive prices could eventually lower the cost of all organic food by expanding the footprint of organic agriculture, said Environmental Working Group Executive Director Heather White.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Legislation introduced today by Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) - christened the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” or DARK act by critics - would block any federal or state action to require labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Washington, D.C. – The decision by Avon, one of the world’s largest beauty product manufacturers, to remove the antibacterial chemical triclosan from its products is “the latest example of how consumer pressure can improve product safety and change the marketplace,” Environmental Working Group said in a statement today.