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Food should be good for you. But some foods aren’t. Pesticides are sprayed on millions of acres every year and some of them end up on your food. Our broken farm subsidy system encourages over production of the wrong food. EWG is pushing for better policy and more sustainable ways of farming that produce healthy food in a healthy environment. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

News Roundup (2/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

North Carolina, a state known for the devastating environmental and public health impacts of industrial-scale hog production, now has more than twice as many poultry factory farms as swine operations, according to a new investigation from the Environmental Working Group and Waterkeeper Alliance.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

The prolonged partial shutdown of the federal government over President Trump’s insistence for a southern border wall is inflicting enormous public health, environmental and economic damage to millions of Americans, a coalition of more than 280 public interest groups warned in a letter to the president.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

News Roundup (1/4): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Another 12 months is just about in the books. It was full of moments that impacted health and the environment in a variety of ways. From clean water to Kavanaugh, from Pruitt to “poop lagoons,” EWG has been with you every step of the way, keeping you in the know. As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the most popular stories.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

By failing to require full disclosure of genetically modified ingredients in food, the Trump administration has forced food companies to decide whether they’re truly committed to being transparent about what’s in the food they sell.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

News Roundup (12/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Today the Department of Agriculture released a final rule to implement the mandatory GMO disclosure law passed in 2016. It will allow the genetically engineered ingredients in many foods to remain hidden from consumers.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

On the same day President Trump will sign legislation allowing the wealthiest farmers, their relatives and millionaire city slickers to receive even more taxpayer-funded subsidies, his administration has announced plans to cut vital federal food assistance to hungry Americans.  

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Friday, December 14, 2018

News Roundup (12/14): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

The nation’s organic food sector is far too dependent on imports to meet the growing demand for organic here at home. Although organic food accounts for more than 5 percent of total U.S. food sales, less than 1 percent of the nation’s farmland is farmed organically.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/16) - Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, news of a salmonella outbreak in turkey is a serious concern.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

We know you want to choose the most humane, good-for-you, good-for-the-environment foods for your family holidays.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

As we head into the holiday season, the marathon task of preparing a Thanksgiving dinner or even just one dish to contribute as a guest – may be stressful. To help you combat the inevitable stress surrounding this meal, EWG has put together this guide suggesting what to make yourself and what to buy, and when to go organic.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Frequently eating a variety of organic foods may significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer, according to a groundbreaking study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study participants whose diets contained the highest amount of organic foods had a 25 percent reduction in overall cancer risk, compared with those whose diet had the lowest share of organic food.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The results of the mid-term elections are a repudiation of President Trump’s pro-polluter agenda that could not have come at a more critical time for the health and well-being of every American, said Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/2): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tests found more of the weed killer glyphosate than of some vitamins in samples of oat-based breakfast cereals marketed to children, an Environmental Working Group analysis shows.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

EWG News Roundup (10/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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