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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

EWG’s Food Scores shows that 100 percent of stuffing mixes have added sugar in them. Not only that, but nearly half of them have ingredients I’d rather avoid because they raise potentially “higher” concerns for health, including links to cancer, and about a quarter have ingredients that raise “moderate” concerns.

Friday, November 14, 2014

If you’re reading this, you probably don’t want to eat mystery chemicals. And you’d like to eat food, not food-ish stuff full of synthetics. But which food chemicals are most important to avoid?  EWG’s Dirty Dozen List of Food Additives is here to help.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Critics of EWG research that highlights the runaway conversion of pasture, forest and rangeland to grow row crops like to claim that our findings are contradicted by the Census of Agriculture published by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. They say that the census shows that acreage under cultivation is actually dropping. There’s just one problem with that.


Monday, November 10, 2014

EWG scientists have concluded that consumers should shop vigilantly, choosing foods selectively to lower their chances of consuming excessive arsenic. That’s why EWG’s Food Score flags arsenic as a “concern” in rice-based products.

Latest News

Friday, November 21, 2014
The Obama administration today delayed its decision to finalize the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard until next year.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The oil and gas industry insists that hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells does not threaten America’s water supplies. But a new report by Environmental Working Group finds that hundreds of “monster wells” across the country were fracked with 10 to 25 million gallons of water each – and many that used the most water were in drought-stricken areas.
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Friday, November 14, 2014
EWG applauds Congress for passing a bill that will give Americans better protection from the sun’s harmful UV radiation and greater access to safe and effective sunscreens.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Environmental Working Group today published a new Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives designed to help people figure out which additives to avoid and why.