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Tell Big Food: Label GMOs!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A new bill will allow Big Food companies to use confusing QR codes to label GMOs. Several companies, including Campbell's and Mars, have announced plans to use clear, on-package labeling for products containing GMOs.

But many companies – including General Mills, Kellogg’s, Nestle, ConAgra and PepsiCo and countless others – have not publicly committed to keeping their GMO labels on the package once new GMO labeling rules are final.

Please urge these companies to label GMOs by adding your name to EWG's petition today!

Take Action: Ban endocrine-disrupting weed killer

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Atrazine is one of the most widely used and most troublesome endocrine-disrupting pesticides in the U.S. More than 60 million pounds of it are sprayed on American crops each year, second to only Monstanto’s glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. Europe recently banned this endocrine-disrupting weed killer and it’s time for the U.S. to follow suit.

Add your name to EWG’s petition and urge the Environmental Protection Agency to ban atrazine once and for all!

Tell the FDA: Get phthalates out of food!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Phthalates are a group of toxic chemicals linked to a wide array of health problems, including genital defects in boys, asthma and learning disabilities. These endocrine-disrupting “plasticizer” chemicals are commonly found in packaging, personal care products, and even in food!

Sign EWG’s petition and tell the FDA to get phthalates out of food!

TAKE ACTION: GROW ORGANICS!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Organic agriculture preserves biodiversity, improves soil health and saves energy. But less than one percent of our farmland is dedicated to growing organic crops.

If we invested more in organic farming, we’d not only protect the environment, but we’d make organic food more affordable and accessible for everyone – meaning more clean, healthy food for our families, grown right here in the United States.

Sign EWG’s Grow Organics petition today!

TAKE ACTION FOR SAFER COSMETICS!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Right now, cosmetics companies can put just about anything in their products – even chemicals associated with cancer and endocrine disruption.

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced a bill that would require cosmetics companies to prove that their products are safe before marketing them and would give the federal Food and Drug Administration the power to review risky ingredients.

Take action now and tell your senators to support this critical piece of legislation!

THANK FOOD COMPANIES FOR LABELING GMOS!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Nine of every 10 Americans want foods made with genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled – and Big Food companies are finally listening.

Campbell’s Soup Company, General Mills, Kellogg Company, ConAgra Foods and Mars, Inc. all recently announced plans to introduce clear labeling on the package of products containing GMOs. This is a HUGE win for consumers in the fight for more transparency, and these corporations deserve our applause.

Join EWG in thanking these food companies for listening to consumers and labeling GMOs!

TELL NAIL POLISH BRANDS TO STOP USING ENDOCRINE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS

Thursday, September 17, 2015

An endocrine-disrupting chemical known as triphenyl phosphate (TPHP) is used to make plastics and as a fire retardant in foam furniture. So what’s it doing in nail polish – or in your body?

Besides disrupting hormones, scientific evidence shows that TPHP may contribute to weight gain and obesity. In animal studies, it has caused reproductive and developmental problems. In other words, it should have no place in cosmetics.

Sign the petition today: Join EWG in urging Sally Hansen, Wet n Wild, OPI and other nail polish brands to remove TPHP from their products now.