If you don't know much about the Environmental Working Group (EWG), you may want to review their site. Their mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles. In 2002, we founded the EWG Action Fund, organization that advocates on Capitol Hill for health-protective and subsidy-shifting policies.EWG specializes in providing useful resources (like Skin Deep and the Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides in Produce) to consumers while simultaneously pushing for national policy change.
Here is some information about their goals:
- To protect the most vulnerable segments of the human population—children, babies, and infants in the womb—from health problems attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants.
- To replace federal policies, including government subsidies that damage the environment and natural resources, with policies that invest in conservation and sustainable development.
How EWG Does It:
Their research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know. It shames and shakes up polluters and their lobbyists. It rattles politicians and shapes policy. It persuades bureaucracies to rethink science and strengthen regulation. It provides practical information you can use to protect your family and community.
And because their investigations and interactive websites tend to make news, you've probably heard about them. Even if you've never heard of EWG. Which is fine. They would rather you remember their work than their name.
They cover issues on
- Natural Resources
- Energy Sources
- Chemical Index
- Health Tips
EWG is currently offering a free download Shopper's Guide to Pesticides. Please click here and you will be able to print it out. You can also receive a Shopper's Guide to Pesticides Bag Tag, by simply making a donation of $10.00 by clicking right here. I like visiting this site as they have much beneficial information. (Information taken from www.EWG.org)
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