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It's Time to Protect Consumers From Toxic Chemicals

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Harmful chemicals abound in household cleaning agents, personal care products, cosmetics, as well as pesticides and weed killers. American consumers have no assurance that everyday products are safe for children and adults.

The 5 Most Sugary Cereals

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to cereal choices for kids, we might as well be feeding them dessert. The Environmental Working Group, a public health nonprofit orga...

The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.02.2014 | Healthy Living

An apple a day usually keeps the doctor away -- unless it's ridden with pesticides. For the 10th year in a row, nonprofit advocacy agency the Envir...

Members of Congress, Farmers and Businesses Call on Obama to Fulfill Campaign Promise on GMO Labeling

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Although the FDA doesn't need congressional authorization in order to mandate a federal labeling standard for GMOs, federal lawmakers have become increasingly vocal on the issue.

Chemical Agriculture on the Attack, Again

Alex Formuzis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Alex Formuzis

Keeping politicians on message can sometimes be difficult. That also holds true of corporate chiefs and movie stars. Even the most seasoned, media-savvy folks veer off their talking points on occasion. But that's not the case with the pesticide industry and its clientele.

Lynne Peeples

Watchdog Warns Hormone Disruptors Are 'Not Just BPA'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green

Bisphenol A has gotten a much higher profile in recent years, as the "BPA-free" label adorns an increasing number of water bottles and baby products. ...

Lose Your Lunch: Congressional Food Fight Imperils Food Safety

Scott Faber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Faber

You might want to put down your tuna sandwich before you read this. Especially if it has lettuce and tomatoes.

Senator Vitter's 'Chemical Safety' Bill

Alex Formuzis | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green
Alex Formuzis

It's imperative to maintain a focus on not only the failings of the existing federal law but also the pitfalls of adopting Vitter's bill in its place.

Meredith Melnick

LOOK: What's Really Inside Your Bug Spray?

HuffingtonPost.com | Meredith Melnick | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

It's the height of summer -- and if you've been spending more time outdoors lately, chances are you've got a few (or more) bug bites to show for your ...

California Official Says Senate Chemical Safety Bill Would 'Cripple' State's Toxics Controls

Alex Formuzis | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Alex Formuzis

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has warned Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, ...

Ideologically Contaminated Produce Shopper's Guide Undermines Health

Jeff Stier | Posted 07.03.2013 | Media
Jeff Stier

We will never convince the intransigent ideologues of the error of their ways, but the media can -- and must -- do better at presenting accurate and complete information about pesticides.

The 12 Fruits And Veggies With The Most Pesticides

Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Unless it's smothered in caramel or part of a sugary pie, we can't think of many times when an apple isn't good for you. But the ever-nutritious fruit...

The 15 Fruits & Vegetables Least Contaminated By Pesticides

Posted 04.24.2013 | Green

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its ninth annual list of fruits and vegetables that are the most and least likely to be contaminate...

Butch, Sundance & BPA

Alex Formuzis | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
Alex Formuzis

If Gov. Brown's administration follows through with designating BPA as a health risk and the industry lawsuit fails, not only will California families benefit, so could the rest of the country.

Another Environmentalist Apologizes Over GMOs

Ken Cook | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Ken Cook

At the time, it seemed quixotic to campaign against GMOs. The FDA and USDA were blithely rolling on their backs for multinational corporations that were poised to reap billions of dollars in profit from the technology. Now I see the error of my ways.

Parkinson's and Pesticides

Alex Formuzis | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Alex Formuzis

A team of neurologists at UCLA have demonstrated an unsettling link between Parkinson's disease and exposure to a fungicide called benomyl, which was used for decades on wide variety of fruits, vegetables and nuts before being discontinued in 2001.

How To Avoid the Chemicals in our Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest bloggers Sonya Lunder and Alex Formuzis, of the Environmental Working Group A sobering new study has found that along with their food, mos...

Five Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Home Without Freaking Out

Maia James | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Maia James

A week after giving birth to my son, Felix, I was in crisis. Trying to figure out which products -- from teethers to bubble bath to dish soap -- were truly safe and nontoxic was becoming a source of constant stress.

WATCH: GMO Ag Company Touts Seed Corn With a Bug Zapper in Every Bite

Ken Cook | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Ken Cook

Pesticide and chemical companies battling California's Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically engineered foods, are telling Californians these genetically engineered foods are perfectly safe and no different from food grown naturally.

Cheap, Healthy Foods For A Tight Budget

Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

It's tough to eat healthy, and even tougher to find healthy foods on a budget. Even though eating well is an investment in your long-term health, it c...

EWG's Answers to The Alliance for Food and Farming

Alex Formuzis | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Alex Formuzis

People don't want to eat food contaminated with pesticides. That's why millions of Americans have referred to EWG's Shopper's Guide when buying both conventional and organic fruits and vegetables.

People Don't Want to Eat Pesticides

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alex Formuzis, of the Environmental Working Group Chemical agribusiness has finally hit the ceiling over Environmental Working Group...

Eurozone Preparing For Greece Exit Scenario

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

* Euro zone states urged to draft plans for Greek euro exit * Instruction given in euro working group call on Monday * G...

Chemical Agriculture's Dirty Fight

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alex Formuzis, of the Environmental Working Group The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began testing fruits and vegetables for ...

Are Your Household Cleaners In The 'Hall of Shame'?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Sorry to disturb if you’re still reeling from the news that America’s favorite black market laundry ...