Environmental Working Group (EWG)


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Notes: The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an American environmental organization that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability. EWG is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) whose mission, according to its website, is “to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.” Unfortunately, this source is weak in the area of science. For example, they have claimed that cell phones cause cancer when there is not evidence to support it.  Due to pesticides they often promote organic foods, which does not take into account that numerous pesticides are used in organic farming. They also are opposed to GMO, which goes against the consensus of science regarding safety. See Rationalwiki for a more thorough exploration of this pseudoscience organization. (5/10/2017)