EWG’s Great Groceries Guide

After receiving this email from the Environmental Working Group, I was elated! I had just finished a strong critique of the current food system. To switch gears and utilize new tools to have more control in my food choices was a needed change.

How do you plan on using these guides?

Let's know about our food!

 

EWG’s Groceries Guide:

EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. I always check it when trying to decide which fruits and vegetables to buy organic and which are OK to buy conventional. And keep your eyes open – we will be updating this popular guide with new data soon.

The Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food compass just released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This interactive map shows where to find USDA-supported projects in your area that support local food.

The Label Decoder in EWG’s Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change + Health. We included this handy explainer on how to read labels on meat and dairy products. From free-range to lean, it helps you know what you’re buying.

Organic vs. Natural. What’s the difference between natural and organic anyway? Our friends at The Organic Center have published this handy tip sheet to help us out on that one.

EWG’s Sugar in Children’s Cereal Report. In researching this report, published in December, we discovered that many popular cereals have more sugar than Twinkies or chocolate chip cookies. When I’m looking for an alternative breakfast choice, I check out the delicious recipes in EWG’s Five Healthy Breakfast Tips.

 

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~ by Kate on March 9, 2012.

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