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Thursday, February 27, 2014
The long-overdue changes to the Nutrition Facts label announced today by First Lady Michelle Obama would improve Americans’ diets and promote healthier eating, Environmental Working Group said in a statement.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The controversial “yoga mat” chemical that Vani Hari, creator of , campaigned to remove from Subway sandwich bread has turned up in nearly 500 items and more than 130 brands of bread, stuffing, pre-made sandwiches and snacks, according to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A new shopping guide released by the Environmental Working Group today will help consumers find supermarket foods made without ingredients likely to be genetically engineered.
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Friday, February 7, 2014
President Obama signed into law today a farm bill that is bad for taxpayers and bad for the environment, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Environmental Working Group (EWG) released the following statement in response to the passage of the farm bill in the Senate.
Monday, February 3, 2014
EWG Executive Director Heather White released the following statement today on the U.S. Department of State’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL pipeline permit.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
The departure of environmental and public health champion Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., “will be an enormous loss to anyone who cares about safe drinking water, clean air, food safety and children’s health,” EWG president Ken Cook said today.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
President Obama’s State of the Union message calling for accelerating natural gas production is “a serious threat to our air, land and water,” Environmental Working Group president Ken Cook said today.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Washington, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce the amount of corn ethanol blended into gasoline is a small step in the right direction, EWG said in comments submitted to the agency today.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The bill produced by the farm bill conference committee falls far short of the reforms needed to create a federal food and agricultural policy that can meet the challenges of the 21 st century, the Environmental Working Group said today.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Washington, D.C. – EWG executive director Heather White said that personal care products giant Johnson & Johnson has taken a major step forward by reformulating about 100 of its baby products to remove a potentially harmful chemical and to reduce levels of a second problematic substance.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled that a 2013 law put a stop to a lawsuit designed to force the state of California to examine the environmental effects of the highly controversial oil and gas drilling process called fracking.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
People who follow the Obama administration’s guidelines on eating seafood could consume dangerous amounts of mercury, a potent neurotoxin, or too few essential omega-3 fatty acids, according to a new EWG analysis of fish contaminant and nutrient data.
Friday, January 17, 2014
The chemical company Chemtura sued the state of California yesterday seeking to block new fire safety regulations that would permit furniture production without toxic flame retardants.
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Congressional champions for GE labeling, led by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., held a press conference in support of a letter sent to President Obama. Congressional leaders were joined by Center for Food Safety, Environmental Working Group (EWG), Just Label It, and other supporters of GE labeling.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
A new Government Accountability Office report recommends that Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency should toughen the federal Clean Water Act’s approach to curbing pollution from agricultural runoff.
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Monday, January 13, 2014
EWG executive director Heather White assigned much of the blame for the devastating chemical spill in West Virginia to the nation’s lax chemical safety laws.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
A new legislative proposal drafted by the food industry that would make it impossible for any state to require labeling of genetically engineered food reveals how far some big companies will go to hide basic information from their own customers, EWG President Ken Cook said today.
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Statement of EWG’s Scott Faber, senior vice-president of government affairs, on the food industry’s petition to the Food and Drug Administration to permit foods labeled as “natural” to contain genetically engineered ingredients:
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The decision by Europe’s top food safety agency to call for new restrictions on two pesticides common on conventionally-grown U.S. produce because they “may affect the developing human nervous system” in young children underscores the danger of reliance on pesticides, Environmental Working Group said today. “American parents should be outraged. For years, children in the U.S. have been eating foods contaminated with these two pesticides even though there was little or no research to prove that they wouldn’t harm children’s health,” said Ken Cook, EWG’s co-founder and President.