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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Environmental Working Group today released a new edition of its Guide to Healthy Cleaning, an online database detailing the health hazards and environmental concerns for more than 2,500 household products. With the addition of hundreds of new products , the updated Guide tells shoppers what they need to know to make healthier choices.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The EWG VERIFIED™ program now features 118 products , allowing shoppers to quickly and easily identify cosmetics and personal care items that meet our strictest health and transparency standards.
Friday, March 18, 2016
EWG applauds General Mills for disclosing the presence of GMOs on their products.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Pregnant women who follow the federal government's draft dietary advice could eat too much fish high in toxic mercury, which is harmful to the developing brains of fetuses, babies and young children, according to a new EWG study of women nationwide. At the same time, they could fail to get enough of the omega-3 fatty acids essential to their babies’ healthy development.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
In a major win for consumers, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) failed to earn the votes he needed to stop debate on a bill known to opponents as the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, or DARK Act.
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Monday, March 14, 2016
Today, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) filed the latest version of a bill known by opponents as the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, or DARK Act, which the full Senate will likely consider this week.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
EWG applauds Sen. Jeff Merkley (D- Ore.) for introducing a common-sense approach to GMO labeling that both the food industry and consumer groups can support.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
A survey released today by the Mellman Group and American Viewpoint shows that voters overwhelmingly support stricter regulation of the chemical ingredients used in their personal care products.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The Environmental Working Group issued the following statement today after the Senate Agriculture Committee narrowly passed a version of the House-adopted Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
EWG is pleased to announce that Maura E. Walsh has joined our growing team as vice president of digital strategy. Walsh, a highly-regarded digital communications leader, brings more than fifteen years experience in direct email marketing, content marketing, fundraising and advocacy.
Monday, February 29, 2016
EWG commended Procter & Gamble, the multinational manufacturer of family, personal care and household products, for taking a significant step today toward greater transparency about its ingredients by making public a list of more than 140 chemicals it does not use in any fragrances in its brands.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Today Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced draft legislation intended to preempt state GMO labeling laws.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Most farmers collect more money in crop insurance payouts than they pay in premiums on their federal policies over time, making the term “insurance” a misnomer, according to a new report from EWG.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Proposed cuts to crop insurance and other expensive farm subsidy programs in the Obama administration’s 2017 budget would be good for taxpayers and the environment, EWG said in a statement today.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
A new EWG report reveals the fatal flaw in the voluntary approach to cutting pollution from farm fields: Farmers who voluntarily start pollution control practices can just as easily stop.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Monsanto’s signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as “Roundup,” is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the U.S. and globally, according to a landmark report published today .
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Despite promises from Congress that reforms to the farm subsidy program would save taxpayers money, spending on subsidies will soar in the next three years, according to new government spending projections by the Congressional Budget Office.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
EWG’s new Dietary Guidelines give people solid nutrition advice and highlight the shortcomings of the Obama administration's Dietary Guidelines for Americans released earlier this month, which were confusing to consumers and overly influenced by the $1 trillion-a-year food industry.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Campbell Soup should be applauded for its leadership and support of mandatory GMO labeling , according to Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president of government affairs.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016
The federal government’s new Dietary Guidelines miss a key opportunity to steer Americans toward a diet that is healthier and better for the environment by not clearly recommending that people reduce their meat consumption, says EWG Research Analyst Emily Cassidy.
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