Spotlight On: Environmental Working Group

From EWG's "Meat-Eater's Guide to Climate Change and Health."
While researching information about farm subsidies and the growing local food movement, I stumbled upon the Environmental Working Group; a non-profit organization that advocates on Capitol Hill for health-protective and subsidy-shifting policies.

The group's website,, is a virtual kiosk of information that benefits farmers and consumers alike. Pages on the site cover transparency in the food supplyhealth issues, a chemical index, and up-to-date information on natural resources and the politics surrounding them. Definitely a great go-to for anyone interested in farming, thoughtful consumption, and the politics of food and health.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.