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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
In the wake of the 2012 election, Environmental Working Group has issued the following statements on three key issues central to EWG’s mission: Federal farm policy, natural gas extraction that protects people, water and land and fixing the nation’s failed federal chemicals law.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group and a California resident, issued the following statement on the defeat of Proposition 37 – the California ballot initiative that would have required foods made with genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled as such.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Four experts have joined Environmental Working Group’s board of directors with long experience in environmental advocacy and stewardship, government relations, public health and other public policy issues.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Some of the word’s biggest food and beverage companies are spending millions of dollars to defeat California’s Proposition 37, the GMO labeling initiative, claiming it would deceive consumers. Yet federal regulators have forced these companies to remove labels and advertisements on grounds they were deceptive.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
At 8:00pm tonight KQED-FM will re-air the only major debate to date on California’s Proposition 37 to label GMO foods.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Executives of Whole Foods Market and other top natural and organic food companies held a conference call with reporters yesterday to support California’s Proposition 37 , a ballot initiative that calls for labeling foods with genetically engineered ingredients.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group, will join other experts at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club at 6 p.m. tonight for a debate on California ballot initiative Proposition 37, to require a label for foods made with genetically engineered ingredients. Tickets are still available.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Americans eat their weight yearly in genetically engineered food, much of it created by large chemical and pesticide companies funding an expensive ad campaign to defeat the common-sense Proposition 37 to label genetically engineered foods in California.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Pesticide and chemical companies battling California’s Proposition 37, to require labeling of genetically engineered foods, are telling Californians these genetically engineered foods are perfectly safe and no different from food grown naturally. But at least one corporation is delivering a very different message to corn farmers.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Americans are eating their weight and more in genetically engineered food every year, a new Environmental Working Group analysis of recent government data shows. EWG calculates that people eat an average of 193 pounds of genetically engineered food over a 12-month period. That’s more than the typical U.S. adult weight of 179 pounds.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
In a dramatic illustration of why it is essential that makers of cleaning products fully disclose their ingredients on product labels, the release of Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning has resulted in the revelation that more than half of a line of cleaners marketed to parents of babies contain an ingredient that releases formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen.
Monday, October 1, 2012
An important farm bill program that provides valuable support for California’s growers and consumers of healthy fruits, vegetables and nuts would deliver greater all-around benefits if state officials address shortcomings in the process of awarding the federally-funded grants, an analysis by the Environmental Working Group shows.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
In a statewide poll released today, more than 60 percent of registered California voters support a November ballot initiative called Proposition 37 to require disclosure on the label whenever fresh fruits and vegetables and processed foods have been producedwith genetically engineered ingredients.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Environmental Working Group commends the EPA for taking action to protect Americans from perchlorate, the endocrine-disrupting compound that has long been an important public health issue. EWG strongly objected to the EPA’s 2008 preliminary determination that regulating perchlorate in drinking...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
EWG applauds Speaker Boehner for his wise decision to reject the terrible farm bill produced by the House Agriculture Committee.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Two reports out today from the federal Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Reports magazine showing that a number of popular rice-based foods are contaminated with arsenic , a known human carcinogen, Environmental Working Group offers several easy-to-use tips on how to reduce your dietary exposure.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Environmental Working Group Monday sued the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for documents that would show how the state has drafted its plan to permit high volume hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling for shale gas.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that children and teens with very high levels of the plastics chemical, bisphenol A, or BPA, in their urine are much more likely to be obese when compared to kids with low levels of the toxic chemical.
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Monday, September 10, 2012
Some household cleaning products can expose unsuspecting users to toxic substances linked to short- and long-term health problems, including asthma, allergic reactions and even cancer.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Consumers can markedly reduce their intake of pesticide residues and their exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria by choosing organic produce and meat, according to researchers at Stanford University who reviewed a massive body of scientific studies on the much-debated issue.