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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Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Statement of EWG’s Scott Faber on Passage of DARK Act by Senate Agriculture Committee
The Environmental Working Group issued the following statement today after the Senate Agriculture Committee narrowly passed a version of the House-adopted what EWG calls the Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act. The bill would block states from enacting GMO labeling laws and make it harder...
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Friday, January 08, 2016
We Applaud Campbell Soup for GMO Labeling Decision
Campbell Soup should be applauded for its leadership and support of mandatory GMO labeling , according to Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president of government affairs. Faber said: We applaud Campbell’s for supporting national, mandatory GMO labeling and we look forward to working with Campbell’s...
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Tiny Concentrations of Teflon Chemical Harmful to Public Health
Newly published research shows that even very small doses of the Teflon chemical PFOA in drinking water pose a more serious threat to public health than previously thought. EWG’s report on the research, released today, shows that federal guidance on safe levels for PFOA is hundreds, even thousands...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
FDA Orders Three-Year Phase-out of Artificial Trans Fat Source
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered food processors to stop using partially hydrogenated oils, a major source of artificial trans fats blamed for 7,000 deaths and 20,000 heart attacks in the U.S. yearly. The FDA action is a major victory for public health and for the nonprofit Center...
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Friday, May 01, 2015
The Toxic Truth About A New Generation of Nonstick and Waterproof Chemicals
Ten years ago, DuPont was forced to phase out a key chemical in making Teflon, after revelations that for nearly 45 years the company covered up evidence of its health hazards, including cancer and birth defects. But a new EWG investigation finds that the chemicals pushed by DuPont and other...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
DARK Act Blocks States From Mandating GMO Labeling
A bill expected to be introduced today by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) would block states from requiring labeling on genetically modified food, and also hamper any U.S. Food and Drug Administration efforts to mandate labeling nationwide, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement. “More than...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Groups Join Voices Against Industry Chemicals Bill
A growing chorus is speaking out against legislation to update federal chemical safety law that was introduced last week by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter, R-La. The industry-backed bill would retain the existing weak safety standard for toxic chemicals and limit the ability of states to...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
EWG Welcomes Boxer-Markey Bill To Fix Badly Broken Chemical Safety Law
Legislation introduced today by Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Edward Markey, D-Mass., to fix the nation’s badly broken and outdated chemical safety law would be a major step in ensuring that Americans, especially children, are protected from toxic substances, Environmental Working Group said...
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Friday, March 06, 2015
Chemical Industry Spending Surges to Support Sham Reform
Updated data from the Center for Responsive Politics and lobbying disclosure forms filed with Congress show that the American Chemistry Council, along with chemical giants Dow, Dupont, BASF, 3M, Honeywell and Koch Industries, spent $69 million in 2014 to lobby legislators – up from $62.9 million in...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Apples Top Dirty Dozen List for Fifth Year in a Row
Apples, peaches, and nectarines topped EWG’s 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce TM list of the dirtiest, or most pesticide-contaminated, fruits and vegetables, a new analysis of U.S. government data found. Apples turned up with the highest number of pesticides for the fifth year in a row...
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