Environmental Working Group (EWG)

The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Defying a Federal Court Order, Trump’s EPA Approves Continued Use of Toxic Weedkiller Dicamba
In defiance of a federal court order, on Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency extended the use of a weedkiller linked to cancer, pitting farmers who use it on genetically engineered crops against others whose adjacent fields can be devastated by drift of the chemical. The EPA will permit...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
EWG Investigation: In California’s Majority-Latino Communities, 5.25 Million Drink Tap Water With Nitrate Above Federal Limit
In California’s majority-Latino communities, 5.25 million people drink tap water contaminated with nitrate at levels at or above the federal limit, according to an Environmental Working Group analysis of state and federal data. Nitrate contamination is widespread throughout California’s drinking...
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Study: Switching to Organic Diet Dramatically Lowers Glyphosate Levels in Adults, Children
If people switch to an all-organic diet, the levels of the most widely used weedkiller in the world swiftly and dramatically plummet in their bodies, according to a new study reported on today by Environmental Health News . Researchers with the Health Research Institute and the national nonprofits...
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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Sweeping Proposal Would Protect Kids, Farmworkers – and Everyone – From Toxic Pesticides
Legislation introduced today would ban or restrict scores of the most toxic pesticides, introduce health-protective restrictions on pesticide use and registration, and create new safety protections for farmworkers – the most sweeping overhaul of the nation’s pesticide law in nearly 25 years. The...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Bayer-Monsanto Agrees to $10B Settlement With Victims Poisoned by Roundup Weedkiller
In a settlement reached today, Bayer AG agreed to pay $10 billion over claims its signature herbicide Roundup causes cancer in people, according to a report by Reuters . The $10 billion settlement will be apportioned to four leading plaintiffs’ law firms, who will in turn distribute the money to...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
EPA Chief: Environmental and Public Health Rollbacks ‘Make Things Better
Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler told a Senate oversight committee today that the scores of rollbacks of environmental and public health regulations under the Trump administration have made things better. In a hearing of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, Sen...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Essential Food and Farm Workers Urgently Need Federal Protection During COVID-19 Pandemic
Tomorrow, Congressman Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Farmworker Justice and the Environmental Working Group will discuss the urgent need for federal protections of essential farm and food workers during the COVID-19 pandemic on a video conference call for members of the media. Essential workers – such as...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Without Worker Protections, Trump’s Planned Order To Keep Meat Plants Open During Pandemic Could Be a Death Sentence
President Donald Trump announced today he will use the Defense Production Act to declare meat-processing plants essential infrastructure, forcing them to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the growing numbers of food and farm workers sickened by the virus , according to a report by...
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Newswire article
Monday, February 10, 2020
Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Disastrous for Public Health, Clean Energy Investments
President Trump’s 2021 budget proposal, released today , seeks deep cuts in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and other agencies, and shows the administration’s continuing indifference to growing environmental and public health threats, said EWG. The...
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Newswire article
Monday, January 27, 2020
EWG Applauds Kellogg for Pledge to End Pre-Harvest Use of Weedkiller Glyphosate
Kellogg will take steps to phase out the use of the herbicide glyphosate to dry oats and wheat before harvest, eliminating use of the potentially harmful chemical in the main ingredients of many of the company’s breakfast cereals and other foods. Kellogg pledged to work with its wheat and oat...
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