This page will give you some information on where we get our scientific information, in particular. There are many well-respected sources, both on the web and in the newspaper every day.
We receive many comments thanking us for the information on issues with our food supply. We do not make this stuff up! The information is all around us. We just have to pay attention to the sources who work tirelessly to improve our health and safety.
We will be adding to this page as we go back and get links for all the great organizations on the web from whom we get this critical information. So you know who they are, we have included their own description of the mission of their organizations, with links directly to their web sites.
For the news articles, you should be getting the links to the actual science report on each of the pages in which a topic is discussed.
Sources That We Respect and Trust
Consumer’s Union: CU is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. [Publishes Consumer Reports]
Environmental Working Group: At EWG, our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers, and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Our research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know.
[Don’t miss their sunscreen list updated each year, pesticides on vegetables list, etc.]
Environmental Defense Fund
We are passionately dedicated scientists, economists, attorneys, and other professionals. We believe that economic prosperity and environmental stewardship go hand in hand. We take on the most urgent environmental threats to the climate, oceans, ecosystems, and people’s health. In all our work, we combine science, economics, and law to get results.
Food and Water Watch
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control.
GRACE Communications Foundation highlights the interconnections of food, water and energy, educating consumers, advocates and policy makers through our web-based initiatives: Sustainable Table, Eat Well Guide, The Meatrix, Network for New Energy Choices, H2O Conserve and the Ecocentric blog.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems. IATP began documenting the underlying causes of America’s rural crisis and proposing policies that would benefit farmers, consumers, rural communities and the environment. IATP advocates for fair trade policies that promote strong health standards, labor and human rights, the environment and, most fundamentally, democratic institutions.