Search Results for 'environmental working group'

  • Environmental Working Group

    Like a number of environmental non-profit groups, the Environmental Working Group has clear-cut policy goals: eliminating genetically modified foods, shifting the U.S. to energy powered by wind and sunshine, and phasing out a number of common chemicals and consumer products. The group regularly publishes research and consumer advisories that receive significant media coverage, however that […]

  • Environmental Activists Threaten Nutrition for Pregnant Women

    This week activists with the Environmental Working Group and Mercury Policy Project again slammed draft recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urging pregnant women and children eat more fish—a valuable source of protein and many heart- and brain-healthy nutrients. The FDA is far from the only agency that believes the health benefits of […]

  • National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences

    The National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is a division of the National Institutes of Health that conducts and funds research into environmental health and environment-related diseases. NIEHS publishes Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), a monthly journal that publishes peer-reviewed research, news about the environment and human health, and editorials and opinions. Like other government […]

  • Foundation and Activist Group-Funded Research

    Private foundations and special interest groups are important sources of funding for some of the most ground-breaking research being conducted in the United States. However, these organizations often already have a stance on a particular issue and are interested in funding research that further their organizations’ goals. Activist groups also have a key interest in […]

  • Keeping Up With The Chemophobia

    The latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians chronicles Kourtney Kardashian’s day advocating for cosmetic reform on Capitol Hill. The reality TV star-turned lobbyist teamed up with Environmental Working Group (EWG) to convince lawmakers that cosmetics are unsafe, and to pass sweeping legislation to change how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) handles […]

  • Junk Science: The Least Important Meal of the Day

    A new report from the alarmist Environmental Working Group (EWG) warns your breakfast may be poisoning you. The scapegoat of choice is one that has faced backlash from environmentalists on both sides of the Atlantic—glyphosate, a chemical routinely used in herbicides for 40 years. Possibly out of concern for their own granola-heavy diets, the EWG’s […]

  • How Dirty Are Your Fruits and Veggies?

    Every year since 1995, Environmental Working Group activists publish a “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables which contain the most pesticide residues. The list certainly sounds scary, and it generates a host of alarming headlines. But the good news is it doesn’t take much effort to expose the EWG’s weak science and fearmongering arguments. […]

  • Shoppers Want Parabens – But Have No Idea What Parabens Are

    In recent years, activist groups have spent millions of dollars convincing consumers that the chemicals lurking in their cosmetics pose an unreasonable risk to human health. The narrative isn’t true –as any elementary school science teacher can tell you, everything in the world is made of chemicals. And the vast majority of substances you encounter […]

  • School supplies don’t come with a toxic dose of chemicals

    Earlier this week, our chief science officer Dr. Joseph Perrone wrote an opinion piece for The Tribune-Democrat about toxic chemicals supposedly lurking in your children’s school supplies. You can read a portion of the piece below, or the entire article on The Tribune-Democrat’s website: With the competitive back-to-school market expected to reach almost $30 billion […]