Friends of the Earth Report Is Another Indicator of AFF's Success 7/1/2015 12:53 PM

Yesterday, Friends of the Earth (FOE) issued a report titled “Spinning Food:  How Industry Front Groups and Covert Communications Are Shaping the Story of Food.”  Like a...

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Despite New Hire, Nothing Will Change At Dr. Oz Show 6/17/2015 12:39 PM

When the Alliance for Food and Farming first learned that the Dr. Oz Show had hired an M.D. to review and oversee medical and scientific content, we breathed a sigh of relief.  Maybe all...

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New Initiatives To Improve Consumers' Diets, Eliminate Confusion 5/7/2015 10:41 AM

We often talk about consumer confusion when it comes to nutrition, food safety fears, food labels, food trends…the list goes on.  Interestingly, new initiatives have recently emerged...

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Conflicting "Shoppers Guides" Create More Confusion 3/27/2015 1:22 PM

Within a month of each other, an environmental group and consumer advocacy group released two different produce “shoppers guides.”  While both “shoppers guides” were...

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Discredited by Scientists, Ignored by Media - It's Time for EWG to Retire Decades Old "List" 3/6/2015 9:52 AM

A five-year analysis of media coverage of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) so-called “dirty dozen” list shows a steady decline in overall coverage, unbalanced coverage...

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A "Half Dozen" Questions for EWG 2/25/2015 9:52 AM

As they have for the last 20 years, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its “dirty dozen” list today which inaccurately disparages many of the most popular fruits and...

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USDA Report Shows Safety of Fruits and Veggies - Again! 1/29/2015 10:53 AM

Last month, the USDA released its annual Pesticide Data Program report.  As usual, this report was greeted with little attention or interest.  As we’ve speculated before, maybe...

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Study Shows Conflicting Statements on Healthy Eating May Be Impacting Low Income Consumers 1/13/2015 1:47 PM

A new peer reviewed study shows that conflicting messaging on food safety and nutrition may be having a negative impact on consumers, especially those with lower incomes.  Researchers at...

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