Promoting Facts, Not Fears To Guide Shopping Choices 5/16/2017 10:34 AM

Whether real or perceived, fear is an emotion that can affect our thinking and decision-making in sometimes negative ways, leaving us susceptible to our emotions and reactions.  In the case...

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New Web Section Shares Reassuring Facts That Help Alleviate Safety Fears 5/3/2017 9:22 AM

Peer reviewed research has shown how safety fears may be a new barrier to increasing produce consumption.  Concerned with the potential impact of negative and confusing messaging carried by...

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Web Pages Simplify Complex Produce Safety Regulations 4/18/2017 10:51 AM

Information about laws and regulations governing the approval and use of organic and conventional pesticides is often confusing and complex.  That’s why the Alliance for Food and...

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Advancing Credible Safety Facts to Positively Impact Healthy Eating 4/3/2017 12:10 PM

Despite two peer reviewed studies showing the potential negative impact on consumers of fear-based messaging about produce safety, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has resorted to even more...

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New Study Touts Benefit of Increased Produce Consumption 3/21/2017 3:18 PM

On the very same day the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released their annual “dirty dozen” list (March 9), which inaccurately calls popular and safe fruits and veggies “...

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EWG Must Address Lack of Science, Role In Creating Safety Fears 3/14/2017 4:47 PM

There are now two peer reviewed studies from respected academic institutions (Johns Hopkins and Illinois Institute of Technology) with similar conclusions about how negative and confusing safety...

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Two Studies May Show Negative Impact of Confusing Safety Messaging 3/13/2017 6:26 AM

There has been a lot of recent attention on peer reviewed research published in Nutrition Today which found that fear-based messaging about produce safety and residues resulted in low income...

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For the Benefit of Consumers, It's Time to Promote Positive, Reassuring Information 3/8/2017 11:01 AM

It is frustrating to see the Environmental Working Group (EWG) still releasing a “dirty dozen” list in 2017.  EWG’s “list” has been repeatedly discredited by...

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