NEW REPORT: EWG released its first report based on its new and powerful ability to use aerial imagery to tell the truth about what industrial agriculture is doing to the environment. The report surveyed 8,000 miles of streams in Minnesota and revealed that too many farmers were planting crops right up to stream banks - a recipe for polluted water. Read More
NEW GUIDE: EWG partnered with Keep A Breast Foundation to create the "Dirty Dozen List of Endocrine Disruptors Guide," highlighting 12 of the worst hormone disruptors and helping you to avoid them. From BPA to fire retardants to mercury, this is a must-use guide to help you pick safer products! Read More
EWG ADVOCACY: After two states passed GMO labeling bills and more than 30 others took up similar bills or ballot initiatives, the food and biotech industry enlisted several members of Congress to sponsor legislation that would block state or local GMO labeling efforts.
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) introduced The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which EWG promptly dubbed the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act. The bill would do just that: Keep consumers in the dark about whether their food contains GMO ingredients. The bill would also allow foods labeled "natural" to contain GMO ingredients and prevent the Food and Drug Administration from requiring mandatory labeling.
EWG spent much of April - and the rest of 2014 - fighting the DARK Act, because everyone has the right to know what's in the food they eat. Read More
NEW GUIDE: Apples again topped the list of produce with the most pesticide residues in EWG's 2014 Food News guide! Our annual Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists have long been two of EWG's most popular offerings, identifying which fruits and vegetables have the most and least pesticide residues and helping consumers decide which products are most important to buy organic. We know it isn't always possible to buy everything organic - due to price or availability - and this guide helps make those tough decisions a bit easier! Read More