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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Bipartisan legislation introduced today to eliminate the federal requirement to blend corn ethanol into gasoline would help pave the way for greener biofuels and lessen the burden on the environment, said Environmental Working Group Policy Analyst Mike Lavender.
World Cancer Day should serve as a reminder that asbestos can cause cancer and kill. Instead, the new Congress today underscored how tone deaf it is when it comes to the plight of real Americans by holding a hearing on the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act .
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate today would limit the amount of federal crop insurance premium subsidies a grower can receive, saving billions of dollars while affecting very few farmers, EWG Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber said.
Requiring farmers to plant 50-foot wide grass strips, or buffers, between cropland and streams would jumpstart progress toward cleaning Iowa’s dirty water while affecting only a handful of growers and a minuscule number of acres, a new report from Environmental Working Group shows.
The Obama administration’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal contains two common-sense reforms to the broken federal crop insurance program that would save taxpayers billions of dollars and protect our land and water, EWG said in a statement.
Legislation re-introduced by Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, would place new burdens on asbestos bankruptcy trusts, slowing compensation to victims suffering from fatal asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, EWG Action Fund said today.
Eleven groups and the city of Berkeley sued the California Department of Food and Agriculture today over the agency’s approval of a statewide “pest management” plan that allows pesticide spraying on schools, organic farms and residential yards, including aerial spraying over homes in rural areas.
An amendment filed today by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) to repeal the federal corn ethanol mandate would make room to develop greener advanced fuels for American cars and trucks, Environmental Working Group said today. The proposal was introduced as an amendment to the pending bill that would mandate approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to pay for more than 100 conservation projects nationwide is an important step toward restoring water quality and protecting wildlife habitat, EWG said in a statement today.
EWG Executive Director Heather White said today that by pledging to veto the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama is sending a message to anti-environmentalists in Congress: “Bring it on.” We welcome his commitment to stand up for the environment and public health in the face of political opposition.
The White House today caved to industry pressure and backpedaled on the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 proposal to regulate coal ash – the toxic material that piles up in enormous quantities next to coal-burning power plants – as hazardous waste.
The announcement by global cosmetics giant Revlon that it is removing some long-chain parabens and formaldehyde-releasing chemicals from its products is a step in the right direction, EWG Executive Director Heather White said today.
The decision by the top health official in the Cuomo administration to ban high-volume hydraulic fracking for shale gas in the New York state is a huge win for New Yorkers, the environment and public health, EWG said today.