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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 26, 2021

EWG News Roundup (2/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, February 19, 2021

EWG News Roundup (2/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, February 12, 2021

EWG News Roundup (2/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Many popular baby food brands contain dangerous levels of mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic, according to a new investigation by a House of Representatives oversight committee. Exposure to these toxic heavy metals can be harmful to babies, since they can slow growth and development, increase cancer risk and potentially lead to behavioral and learning issues.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today voted 14-6 to confirm Michael Regan to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The full Senate will vote in the coming days on Regan’s nomination to head the agency.

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Monday, February 8, 2021

The following is the statement of John Boyd, founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association, and Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs, on the reintroduction of the Justice for Black Farmers Act, by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).

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Friday, February 5, 2021

On Thursday, a congressional investigation revealed it had found that a number of widely sold baby food brands are tainted with dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals, including arseniclead, cadmium and mercury. The investigation, led by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, highlights major failures within the Food and Drug Administration.

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Several brands of widely sold baby foods are tainted with dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, according to a new investigation by a House subcommittee.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Today President Biden’s nominee for secretary of agriculture, Tom Vilsack, who held the same post in the Obama administration, testified in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee.

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Friday, January 29, 2021

EWG News Roundup (1/29): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, January 22, 2021

EWG News Roundup (1/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

EWG News Roundup (1/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Most people know that soda contains sweetener and carbonation, but they may not be aware of an ingredient in some soft drinks that can harm the nervous system – brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, a food additive banned in Europe but allowed in the U.S.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

The soda industry has long been recognized as a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. In an attempt to change the narrative, Big Soda is pushing diet drinks, spending $296 million on marketing in 2018 alone. But artificial sweeteners might not be the health boon the industry is hoping for, according to a new study by Belgian researchers.

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Friday, January 8, 2021

EWG News Roundup (1/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Are you looking to make a clean start to 2021? If you’re ready to start living cleaner and healthier, EWG is here to help. Take a look at some of our top resolutions, with resources to help you stick with them.

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Friday, December 18, 2020

EWG News Roundup (12/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Michael Regan as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, The New York Times reports. Regan, 44, currently North Carolina’s top environmental official, would be the second Black person to lead the agency charged with protecting public health and the environment, after Lisa Jackson, who headed the EPA during President Obama’s second term.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

From November 2019 to February 2020, Minnesota environmental regulators met several times behind closed doors to fabricate a rationale for not holding the nation’s largest potato grower accountable for decades of harm to the ecologically fragile Pineland Sands area. The regulators refused to hear community members’ arguments against allowing more pollution but welcomed the input of a state legislator who believes “water cleans itself.”

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Friday, December 11, 2020

EWG News Roundup (12/11): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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