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The system works: How a new law could end Big Oil’s gas price gouging in California

At the end of March, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law passed by leaders in the state legislature that aims to end Big Oil’s rampant gas price gouging at the pump.

‘Fairway farmers’ collected $1.9 million in farm subsidies between 2018 and 2021

The grass is always greener for “fairway farmers” – despite living next to golf courses instead of crop land, they’ve raked in $1.9 million in federal farm subsidies between 2018 and 2021.

Setting the record straight on EWG’s funding and Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

In what has become an annual ritual, in recent weeks the 2023 EWG Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™has been the target of attacks on social media by uninformed people and groups. We trust our...

25 current members of the House collected $14 million in federal farm subsidies

Dozens of House lawmakers and their immediate family members, including eight members of the House Agriculture Committee or their family members, received over $14 million in federal farm subsidies...

Loving those tasty spring holiday candies? Look out for harmful ingredients

Spring holidays are almost here and stores are flush with popular Easter- and Passover-themed sweets, but beware, some candies often contain chemicals that can harm your health.

Runaway farm subsidies, not SNAP spending, are the real problem

Some people think the biggest problem facing legislators updating this year’s farm bill is that we’re spending too much on feeding too many hungry people.

What they’re saying about the EPA’s proposal to regulate ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

Here’s what leaders from environmental, health and community advocacy organizations are saying about the EPA’s announcement, which marks historic progress on addressing PFAS:

Why does EWG release its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ each year?

With its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, released almost every year since 2004, EWG’s goal is to educate the public about pesticides on popular fruits and vegetables, so consumers can make...

California could ban a toxic preservative lurking in pastries

Many people love a tasty treat like Casey’s Cinnamon Roll or First Street Sugar Cookies – but they might not know these pastries often have a toxic preservative baked in them. Now California lawmakers...

‘City slickers’ receiving federal farm subsidies soared under Trump

From coast to coast, almost 29,000 people in the 50 largest U.S. cities had received a combined $555 million in farm subsidies as of 2021, as the payments soared during the Trump administration.

EWG’s quick and dirty guide to spring cleaning

LEER EN ESPAÑOL It’s that time of year when people jump on the idea of spring cleaning – getting rid of clutter and thoroughly scrubbing their living spaces. And that means hauling out the cleaning...

Popular sweetener erythritol, found in Truvia, linked to heart risk, new study says

A new study finds a link between erythritol – a common artificial sweetener also used as a filler in stevia and monk fruit sweeteners and some keto products – and risk of harm to the heart and blood...

Will agriculture be America’s leading source of greenhouse gas emissions?

Agriculture could produce more than a third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Here’s why: Every other sector of the economy, especially transportation and energy, is expected to reduce...

Wildlife warning: More than 330 species contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’

Polar bears have a PFAS problem: Pollution from the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS contaminates polar bears, tigers, monkeys, pandas, dolphins and fish and has been documented in more than 600...

For Californians looking to install solar, time is running out to take advantage of state’s financial incentives

The financial incentives California offers residents and small business owners seeking to install solar panels and batteries will be slashed when new rules take effect in April.

Nearly 20,000 farmers received farm subsidies for 37 consecutive years

Nearly 20,000 farmers received taxpayer-funded federal farm subsidies or disaster relief payments for 37 consecutive years, according to a new EWG analysis.

Roses are red, candy is sweet, avoid these additives in your Valentine’s Day treat

Chocolates and heart-shaped pastilles with cutesy phrases like “QT Pie” are sweet. What isn’t sweet are the potentially harmful food chemicals that may be hiding in your Valentine’s Day candies. This...

Trump USDA farmer bailout funds flowed to Mar-a-Lago neighbor instead

Some federal bailout funds intended to help farmers weather former President Donald Trump’s trade war with China and the Covid-19 pandemic went instead to people living in some of the wealthiest...

This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of fragrance – without the danger of toxic chemicals

“Clean” beauty in 2023 is one of the fastest growing categories in the personal care space, so you may want to give – or hope to get – clean fragrance this Valentine’s Day.

‘Forever chemicals’ in freshwater fish: Mapping a growing environmental justice problem

From coast to coast, and in almost every state in the U.S., high levels of the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS contaminate freshwater fish. The potential harm is not limited to fish, but the...
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