According to a recent analysis by EWG, school children represented by some of the members of the House Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture, could soon be at risk of being exposed to toxic weed killer.
The 32 countries competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup ™ are all required to play by the same rules on the soccer field, but off the field they subscribe to different sets of rules when it comes to labeling genetically engineered foods.
There are 5,609 American schools within 200 feet of farm fields that may soon be blanketed with massive amounts of a toxic defoliant linked to Parkinson’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and reproductive and immune system problems.
Thirty-five prominent doctors, scientists and researchers have signed a letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to deny approval of a new double herbicide mix of toxic 2,4-D and glyphosate, which would be marketed as “Enlist DuoTM” weed killer, EWG said in a press release today.
When the USDA’s spending bill comes up again next month, both the House and Senate will get the chance to rein in unlimited, secret crop insurance subsidies. Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) both hope to offer amendments requiring USDA to disclose names of farmers collecting crop insurance and to trim the premium subsidies paid to largest and most successful farming operations.
A federal advisory encouraging pregnant women, nursing mothers and children to eat more seafood fails to protect them from methyl mercury exposure and guide them to better fish choices, according to a new analysis from EWG.
Can you get too much of a good thing? When it comes to vitamin A, zinc and niacin, yes you can. In a study released today by EWG, it was found that flawed government policies and the food industry are to blame for children receiving excessive amounts of nutrients.
Market Watch compiles a list of the top ten secrets snack food companies keep from consumers. From marketing to children to suspect ingredients, they lay out what the junk food industry doesn’t want you to know.
The School Nutrition Association experienced another embarrassing moment this week when Stan Garnett, a former director of child nutrition at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, resigned from the organization over its support to weaken a federal law requiring healthier school lunches.
A new coalition led by the Grocery Manufacturers Association aims to create a “federal legislative solution that will protect consumers by eliminating confusion” when it comes to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Only their “solution” is anything but.
The farm bill passed by Congress takes food and farm policy in the wrong direction. The bill creates new, expanded and largely unlimited crop insurance subsidies that will flow predominantly to the largest and most successful farms- at the expense of family farms, the environment and America’s hungriest citizens.
In an interview with The Real News, EWG’s Jason Rano talks about what the newly House-passed farm bill would do if signed by President Obama. Putting an end to direct payments, cutting SNAP, and expanding the crop insurance program are among the programs highlighted.
The House of Representatives has finally passed a farm bill. Passing through the House floor with a vote of 251-166, Wednesday morning marked the end of an over two-year battle. While groups representing almost every interest have been calling on Congress to pass a five-year bill, the final bill leaves some wondering if it was really worth the wait.
The farm bill produced by the conference committee last night (January 27) falls short of the reforms needed to create federal food and agricultural policy that can meet the challenges of the 21st century, EWG said in a statement today.