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Drillers May Be Told to Disclose Fracking Chemicals

By Dusty Horwitt, EWG Senior Counsel Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said this week that his department is weighing a plan to require energy companies to disclose what chemicals they use when...

Another Ethanol Earmark: Bringing Home the Bacon

On Wednesday (Dec 1), 15 senators from Corn Belt states sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid and Minority Leader McConnell asking them to extend the ethanol tax credits and tariff protection...

A cookbook for everyone on EWG's list

My favorite gifts are recently released cookbooks. I love to give and get them. I know picking the right cookbook can be a challenge - especially when there are so many great ones these days to help...

Honoring Environmentalist and Philanthropist Richard Goldman

Richard Goldman, who died in San Francisco Monday (Nov. 29) at the age of 90, was a pioneer environmentalist and philanthropist who believed passionately in the power of the individual.

Food Safety Bill will Save the Lives of Thousands

At least 5,000 Americans - most of them young children, the elderly and the sick - die every year from eating contaminated food, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Food Safety Bill will Save the Lives of Thousands

At least 5,000 Americans - most of them young children, the elderly and the sick - die every year from eating contaminated food, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Tell Congress: Pass the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act

With the aftershocks from this month's midterm election still reverberating around the nation, the "lame-duck" Congress returning to Washington for one last week's work is largely ready to punt most...

Obstructionists Stand in the Way of Justice

DTN Progressive Farmer political correspondent Jerry Hagstrom is reporting that black farmers' claims against the US Department of Agriculture "could be settled today if the House, as expected, takes...

Tepid Tea for Corn Ethanol Subsidy Backers

Tea party backers, environmental groups, faith-based organizations, and the bulk of the U.S. meat and dairy industry joined forces today, calling on Congressional leaders to eliminate a wasteful...

European Union Stands Up for Infants

Just a week after a few members of Congress buckled to chemical industry interests and blocked language that would have banned BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups, the European Union is showing the...

Polluting babies? It just takes a phone call

Raw political power was on display last week in the U.S. Senate. The "world's greatest deliberative body" had just completed two years of negotiations over legislation to safeguard the nation's food...

On Turkeys: Arsenic In, Arsenic Out

By Lisa Frack, with Sonya Lunder and Rebecca Sutton, PhD There's a lot to think about when you're buying that Thanksgiving turkey: how many pounds for the number of guests, how far in advance you need...

Farm Subsidies May Make America Less Safe

The cut-spending, small government posse that rode the Tea Party wave into Congress -- but just happens to cash in on federal farm subsidies -- is now using national defense as a shield for its...

Black Farmers Finally See Justice

Yesterday (Nov 19) it was announced that the $1.15 billion awarded black farmers in the Pigford settlement that arose from decades of discriminatory practices at the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

On BPA: Protecting the Bottom Line Over Public Health

Thanks to the tireless work and dogged determination of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and her tremendous staff, there was a deal this week -- after months of negotiations -- to include some...

EWG Honors CA Officials for Efforts to Protect Public Health and Environment

Six dedicated public servants in California will be honored tonight in San Francisco for their shared commitment to protecting the health and environment of Californians.

In the Bay, It’s Millions for Subsidies, Pennies for Conservation

Everyone agrees: Chesapeake Bay is heavily polluted. Thirty years of promises, compromises, plans, schemes and a whole lot of taxpayer dollars have done little to clean up one of America's most...

Encourage California to Green its Cleaners - and its Air

Good news: There's a surprising silver (er, green) lining to California's infamous smog problem.

The Corn Ethanol Bridge has Become a Destination

Eight years ago, there were 61 plants producing ethanol to blend with gasoline in the United States; today there are about 200. Eight years ago, 13 percent of those plants used a feedstock other than...

Wealthy Ag Lobbies Cry Poor

Welcome to Kernel Watch, a time-to-time AgMag series looking at the follies, excesses and outright distortions spouted by agribusiness and its PR and lobby arms. Their goal is to keep consumers in the...
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