What's It Going To Take? 7/21/2015 11:05 AM

"Consumers should be encouraged to eat fruits, vegetables and grains and should not fear the low levels of pesticide residues found in such foods."  July 2015, International...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading