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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A bill expected to be introduced today by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) would block states from requiring labeling on genetically modified food, and also hamper any U.S. Food and Drug Administration efforts to mandate labeling nationwide, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement.
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Friday, March 20, 2015
The Obama Administration’s new hydraulic fracturing rules, released Friday, leave too much control in the hands of the oil and gas industry, particularly when it comes to public disclosure of the toxic chemicals used in fracking and fracking wastewater, Environmental Working Group said.
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Friday, March 20, 2015
The Environmental Working Group today called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require mandatory GMO labeling after the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm designated the herbicide glyphosate, widely used on GMO crops, as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill yesterday that would help protect Americans from the toxic chemical bisphenol A, known as BPA, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement today.
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Monday, March 16, 2015
WASHINGTON – A group of top legal scholars, law professors and public interest lawyers with years of collective experience in public health law, including state and federal toxics policy, today took issue with the industry-backed legislation filed last week by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M, and David Vitter, R-La., to update the federal chemicals safety law.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
EWG’s Executive Director Heather White has been named one of the top 100 Women To Watch In Wellness by popular health and wellness website MindBodyGreen.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Responding to rising concern about manufacturers using unregulated nanomaterials in food, a coalition of advocacy groups in the U.S. and abroad has released a policy recommendation for companies in food-related industries to assist them in avoiding or reducing the risks from nanomaterials in food products and packaging.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Legislation introduced today by Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Edward Markey, D-Mass., to fix the nation’s badly broken and outdated chemical safety law would be a major step in ensuring that Americans, especially children, are protected from toxic substances, Environmental Working Group said.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Americans expect the chemicals used in everyday products to be safe. But a chemical industry-supported bill introduced today by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter, R-La., falls far short of what’s needed to protect us from toxic and poorly regulated chemicals.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The recent discovery of high levels of benzene in wastewater from oil and gas fracking operations in California turns out to be just the tip of the iceberg. An extensive review of a year-old state data by the Environmental Working Group has found that wastewater from hundreds of fracking operations was heavily contaminated with a toxic stew of chemicals known to cause cancer, reproductive harm and nervous system damage.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Most cell phone cases are so badly designed that they partially block the antenna, making the phone work harder to transmit a signal and intensifying the radiation that strikes the user’s head and body, a new Environmental Working Group analysis shows.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate today would drastically curtail the serious environmental damage inflicted by corn ethanol production, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON – President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL bill shows he stands for national policies that invest in clean renewable energy and that he understands the destructive impact this project would have on America’s environment and energy future.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Sacramento, Calif. – The Environmental Working Group and the Breast Cancer Fund congratulate Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) for introducing much-needed legislation that would require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in cleaning products commonly used by consumers and workers.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Apples, peaches, and nectarines topped EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce TM list of the dirtiest, or most pesticide-contaminated, fruits and vegetables, a new analysis of U.S. government data found.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Environmental Working Group and Mercury Policy Project strongly disagree with a federal scientific panel’s recommendation , made public last week, that federal agencies stop warning pregnant women to limit their consumption of high-mercury albacore tuna.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
EWG Executive Director Heather White said today that Monday’s West Virginia oil spill and explosion shows that it’s absolutely critical for the U.S. to reduce its dependence on oil and base our future economy on clean energy.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Nestlé USA’s announcement that it will remove artificial colors from its candy products shows that the chocolate maker is listening to consumers who don’t want these additives in their food, Environmental Working Group said today.
Friday, February 13, 2015
The federal government’s decision to allow marketing of genetically engineered apples that are resistant to browning underscores the need for a transparent and consistent national labeling standard, said Environmental Working Group today.
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Chef Tom Colicchio joined Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) today as they reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would give Americans more information about what’s in their food and how it was produce

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