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Viewpoint: Politico veers again into pseudoscience and politics with another misleading glyphosate infographic

Once again, a website known for its political coverage proves itself unable to report on science-related issues ...
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Avoiding fruits and vegetables because of pesticides is bad for your health, dietitian warns

I wonder why during National Nutrition Month, when we dietitians are encouraging everyone to increase nutritious foods such as vegetables and fruits, ...
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Video: USDA GMO labeling rules favor agriculture industry over consumers, activist group says

New GMO food labels....are “provoking the ire of environmental groups who say the rules favor agriculture industry interests over environmental ...
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Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: If you eat 18,615 servings of kale daily, pesticides still won’t harm your health

[On March 20] the Environmental Working Group (EWG) [released] their so-called “dirty dozen” list. Before covering or using this “list,” ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-glyphosate activists are ‘rich, organized, and powerful’—don’t underestimate them

The campaign against glyphosate started a few years ago. The fairly benign herbicide was so closely tied to Roundup Ready ...
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This mom and gardener doesn’t fear glyphosate—and says we shouldn’t either

One of the perpetual battles I’m fighting these days is countering the misinformation about pesticides that gardeners like me responsibly ...
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Weed killer in your Cheerios? A pesticide expert explains everything you should know about glyphosate

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world and is applied to most of the U.S. corn and ...
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Environmental Working Group or the EPA: Who should parents trust about glyphosate safety?

Remember a couple months back when an advocacy group found what it called “a hefty dose” of glyphosate, the active ingredient in weedkillers such ...
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Viewpoint: Chemophobia epidemic—Fanning fears about trace chemicals obscures real risks and ‘damages public health’

When is a chemical dangerous? This is not a question we consciously ask ourselves much, but in fact, we interrogate ...
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After successful demonization campaign against herbicide glyphosate, anti-GMO activists and environmental groups take aim at atrazine

In July, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued an extensive report that reviewed decades of science and declared that a ...
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Video: How the Environmental Working Group manipulated the math on glyphosate safety levels to create ‘Roundup in Cheerios’ scare

The weed killer glyphosate (aka Roundup in patented form) is lauded by farmers as a safe, effective herbicide. However, there ...
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Quaker Foods vice president says breakfast cereals aren’t tainted by weed killer glyphosate

Quaker Oats had an “aha moment” about a year ago, said Robbert Rietbroek, senior vice president and general manager for ...
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Roundup on trial: Everything you need to know about the glyphosate herbicide controversy

[A] California jury awarded two hundred and eighty nine million dollars .... to a former groundskeeper for a California school ...
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How John Oliver was duped by the fringe anti-science advocacy groups USRTK and the Organic Consumers Association

Sometimes it's difficult to know who is defending science and who is more concerned about identity politics and cheap laughs ...
Study Finds Cheerios Oats Other Breakfast Foods May Contain Weed Killer

In wake of Environmental Working Group’s glyphosate-cereal report, Chicago day care bans Cheerios

A North American day care company with nine Chicago-area locations has stopped serving Cheerios in response to a recent report ...
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Roundup for breakfast? Checking the math on claims that glyphosate infects breakfast foods

No one wants .... to give their children a breakfast that is contaminated with weed killer. That’s why a new ...
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5 ways the USDA could resolve challenges surrounding ‘bioengineered’ food labels

Two years ago, President Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law (NBFDL) into law, requiring food manufacturers to disclose the presence ...
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Viewpoint: Stonyfield Organic enlisted ‘rapid response team’ of academics to ‘scare people’ about GMOs

2015 was the peak of the GMO labeling debate. Bills were being thrown around at both the state and federal ...
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‘Dirty Dozen’ list of ‘pesticide-poisoned’ fruits, vegetables used to be her bible, but Huffington Post food writer now sees it as more scare than science

It’s that time of year again, when the nonprofit advocacy organization Environmental Working Group publishes its annual list of the ...
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Organic vs conventional food fight: Focus on pesticides distracts from real environmental problems

Has GMO use really led to a “flood” of pesticide use, as critics contend? That’s not what the data show ...
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‘The Farm Project’: Actress Zooey Deschanel’s advice on organic food, pesticides is short on science

The actress Zooey Deschanel cites pesticide use in advising Facebook users to avoid certain non-organic produce. Is that scientifically sound ...
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Viewpoint: How the Environmental Working Group and ‘Big Organic’ manipulate pesticide data to scare people

Consumers have a legitimate desire for transparency when it comes to their food - particularly when it comes to the ...
Viewpoint: Pesticide soaked strawberries? Why you shouldn't pay attention to Environmental Working Group's 'fear-mongering'

Viewpoint: Pesticide soaked strawberries? Why you shouldn’t pay attention to Environmental Working Group’s ‘fear-mongering’

It’s springtime which means it is time for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to send the media into a frenzy ...
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Viewpoint: 6 reasons to reject the Environmental Working Group’s misinformation on food and pesticides

1. It creates a false sense of food risk where next to none exists. They are not a testing organization. They ...
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Viewpoint: EWG’s Dirty Dozen foods and pesticides list scares people away from healthy eating

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) on [April 10] released its 2018 “Dirty Dozen” list to showcase the top pesticide-riddled fruits and vegetables. But some argue ...
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