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EWG News Roundup (10/9): Nitrate Contaminates Water in California’s Majority-Latino Communities, Members of Congress Rake in Farm Subsidies and More

This week EWG released an analysis showing that in California's majority-Latino communities, 5.25 million people drink tap water contaminated with nitrate at levels at or above the federal limit.

Get Big or Get Out: How Trump’s Farm Bailouts Are Fueling Farm Consolidation

While visiting Wisconsin last year, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said farmers should “get big or get out.” The Trump administration's bailout program seems designed to do just that.

Members of Congress Got Nearly $16 Million in Farm Subsidies and Trade War Bailout

Thirty-three members of Congress and their immediate family members collected a total of nearly $16 million in federal farm subsidies between 1995 and 2020, according to updated data from EWG's Farm...

More New Hunger Than Hoover? Trump’s Catastrophic Response to Covid-19 Fuels Hunger Crisis

More than 22 million American households now qualify for federal food assistance, according to the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service ­– an increase of almost 3.4 million...

EWG News Roundup (10/2): California Cosmetics Bill Signed Into Law, Algae Beach Closures and More

EWG News Roundup (10/2): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Links Between Foods and Cancer Hallmarks

Maintaining a variety of healthy foods in our diets is likely more important for reducing cancer risks than focusing on any individual nutrient or food.

Nutrition Calculator for Cancer Prevention

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce your risk of cancer. See how your diet stacks up.

Bioavailability

Just because you're eating a food doesn't necessarily mean you're taking full advantage of its nutritional properties.

Seven Months Into Pandemic, Most States Still Don’t Require Farmworker Protections

Seven months into the Covid-19 pandemic, most states still have not issued mandatory protections for farmworkers, even as cases continue to rise, according to an updated EWG analysis of state...

EWG News Roundup (9/25): EWG Calls for CDC Director To Resign, Farmer Bailout and Covid-19 Payments Flowing to Rich Farmers and More

EWG News Roundup (9/25): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Study: More Than 125,000 Farmworkers Have Contracted Covid-19

The Covid-19 virus has infected more than 125,000 U.S. farmworkers, according to the latest estimates in an ongoing study by Purdue University.

New USDA Records Show Trade Bailout and Coronavirus Payments Went to the Largest Farms

The largest and wealthiest U.S. farm businesses received the biggest share of almost $33 billion in payments from two subsidy programs – one created by the Trump administration to respond to the...

After Covid-19 Flip-Flops, CDC Director Must Resign

Today I wrote to Dr. Robert Redfield calling on him to resign as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was not a letter I wrote lightly. But with the events of the past few...

Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe for Your Child?

It's no secret that children love sweets – and that parents often try to limit the sugary treats their kids consume, because of the range of health concerns, not to mention dental bills, associated...

EWG News Roundup (9/18): Harmful Food Additives, Trump Disses Climate Science and More

EWG News Roundup (9/18): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Industrial Animal Agriculture Poses Serious Threats to Human Health

For people who live near industrial animal feedlots, the stench, flies and day-and-night rumbling of trucks are more than a nuisance that impairs the use and enjoyment of their own property...

Time Is Running Out to Help Hungry Families and Food and Farm Workers

The devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic has never been clearer. One in five American children are struggling with hunger. Thousands of food and farm workers have contracted COVID-19 and hundreds have...

Minn. Study Is First To Show Cause-and-Effect Link Between ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water and Reproductive Harms

A study of almost 50,000 births in Minnesota is reportedly the first to establish a cause-and-effect link between high levels of the fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in drinking water and...

EWG News Roundup (9/11): PFAS Discharges Near Schools, Tracking Farm Pollution in Our Drinking Water and More

EWG News Roundup (9/11): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Study Highlights Importance of Cosmetics Ingredient Safety Tests

For many cosmetics products, exposure through your mouth may seem unlikely. Still, it's important to consider oral dosing in assessing the safety of cosmetics ingredients, according to a new European...

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