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EUTR News from March 2019 to March 2020

Green moss on tree bark

This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), from March 2019 to March 2020. As with all of our previous editions, this issue will include information on what both the European Commission and …

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EWG News Roundup (3/27): 2020 Dirty Dozen™, Keeping a Healthy Home During Coronavirus and More

EWG News Roundup (3/27): 2020 Dirty Dozen™, Keeping a Healthy Home During Coronavirus and More

In the News This week, EWG released the 2020 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, and this year the food with the highest number of pesticides residues wasn’t a fresh fruit or vegetable – it was raisins. “If we included raisins in our calculations, they would be number one on …

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Coronavirus: China promotes bile from caged bears to treat pandemic ‘caused by exploiting wildlife’

Coronavirus: China promotes bile from caged bears to treat pandemic ‘caused by exploiting wildlife’

The Chinese government is touting bile extracted from caged bears as a treatment for coronavirus, which experts have branded “hugely irresponsible”. Scientists agree that China’s wildlife trade – notably markets where species are crammed closely together – was the most likely source of the coronavirus pandemic. But in a list of …

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EWG News Roundup (3/20): Test, Test, Test! Lessons Learned From COVID-19, Defense Department PFAS Contamination Sites Grow and More

EWG News Roundup (3/20): Test, Test, Test! Lessons Learned From COVID-19, Defense Department PFAS Contamination Sites Grow and More

In the News This week EWG detailed the public and environmental health lessons learned at this stage of the coronavirus crisis. The biggest takeaway so far is the importance of testing early and often. The rate of new cases of the virus within different countries has varied considerably and has …

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