EWG pesticide guideThe mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG specializes in providing useful resources like Skin Deep and the EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides™ to consumers while simultaneously pushing for national policy change.  Their goals are 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 and to replace federal policies, including government subsidies that damage the environment and natural resources, with policies that invest in conservation and sustainable development.  They created the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list so that you can know which fruits and vegetables have the lowest pesticide residues and which ones you should try to always buy organic. EWG in the media:

Dr. Weil on EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides

for more on Dr. Weil visit his website.

Posted on July 17, 2010