I met one of my heroes last night: Ken Cook. He of the realm of mortals who inspire me. His greatness was achieved for creating the invaluable resource the EWG which stands for Environmental Working Group. I learned about EWG about 2 years ago and I never miss reading their lastest findings. I feel that this is a “new” age of enlightment for all of us as far as learning how are food is grown to what is really in the beauty products we all have been using.
“The mission of the EWG is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. The EWG is a non profit, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles. In 2002, they founded the EWG Action Fund, an organization that advocates on Capitol Hill for health-protective and subsidy-shifting policies. EWG specializes in providing useful resources to consumers while simultaneously pushing for national policy change.” YUM!
Link to the EWG site :http://www.ewg.org/
I have also included a link to an interview Ken Cook gave about Farm subsidies in 2008: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GZuD0M8j1Y, which is an enlightening watch.