Don't cave to the pesticide lobby!
EWG counts on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to publish complete, unbiased pesticide data to create EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce. But for the last two years, the pesticide lobby, especially a front group called the Alliance for Food and Farming, has waged a multi-front campaign to get the USDA to repackage its pesticide data with industry talking points that downplay risks and consumers' concerns. And they attacked EWG's Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.
We expect to see USDA's 2010 pesticide data soon and fully expect that the agency has not caved to industry pressure. Making sure you have the information you need is too important. Take action today. Tell the USDA not to cave to industry's pressure - you want to know what you are eating.
Use the form below to sign our petition to the USDA.
As a supporter of EWG, I urge USDA to stand up for the interests of consumers and release 2010's pesticide data in full, without industry biased information and talking points.
The information USDA provides about the pesticides on our food allows me to make better choices about the food I eat.
Please do not cave to industry's pressure. My tax dollars should not be spent discouraging consumers from buying organic or low-pesticide residue food. If major users and vendors of agricultural chemicals want to try to convince consumers that pesticides aren't a problem, they should do it on their own dime.