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They Took On the Food Giants — and Won

In this era of alternative “facts” and rising industrial sway in Washington, the well-being of Americans depends more than ever on financially and politically independent organizations that inform consumers and advocate for policy changes that help to keep all of us healthy.

One of the most influential such groups is the Washington-based Center for Science in the Public Interest, or C.S.P.I., led for more than four decades by Michael Jacobson, who recently stepped down as executive director to work in semiretirement as a senior scientist.

Inspired by Ralph Nader and armed with a degree in microbiology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Jacobson and…

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 They Took On the Food Giants — and Won

In this era of alternative “facts” and rising industrial sway in Washington, the well-being of Americans depends more than ever on financially and politically independent organizations that inform consumers and advocate for policy changes that help to keep all of us healthy.

17 Organizations Fighting Hunger After a Global Increase

Food Tank identified 17 organizations fighting hunger around the world through regenerative agriculture and agroecology.

21 Organizations Fighting for Labor Rights in the Food System

Many organizations around the world are working to ensure that workers’ voices are heard at every stage of food supply chains, and to protect these laborers’ rights, safety, and livelihoods. Food Tank is highlighting the work of 21 notable organizations working for labor justice around the world...

Center for Science in the Public Interest

The Center for Science in the Public Interest works to improve food safety through many avenues, including lobbying Congress to pass strong food safety legislation to give food safety agencies more authority and more money.

Chefs Collaborative

Chefs Collaborative works with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply. The Collaborative inspires action by translating information about our food into tools for making knowledgeable purchasing decisions.

Chefs for Oceans

Chef Bell's goal is to engage his peers, chefs, in communities, regions and provinces Coast to Coast to Coast through education and awareness for the future of sustainable seafood. To create a movement which, within in the next 10 years, allows every Canadian to easily and readily access sustainable seafood for themselves and their families. The hope is that as the sustainable seafood movement continues to grow, environmentally responsible procedures will become firmly rooted as standard methods in future generations.

Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives

The relationship between The Culinary Institute and Harvard began in 2004 with the premier of World of Healthy Flavors, an invitational leadership retreat for volume foodservice professionals. This three-day retreat puts faculty from the Harvard School for Public Health in front of an audience of executive chefs and food service administrators to update them on the state-of-the-art of nutrition science.


The old ways: your guide to good health and well-being!

Organic Consumers Association

Association is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability.

Organic Farming Research Foundation

To foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming practices.

Organic Trade Association

Organic Trade Association is a membership-based business association that focuses on the organic business community in North America.

Project Feast

Project Feast’s work demonstrates the remarkable power of food to nourish more than just the body. At Project Feast, food brings people to the table, transforms lives, and fosters mutual understandings across diverse cultures in the most delicious ways possible.

Slow Food

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.


Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals.

The Alliance for Better Foods

The Alliance supports biotechnology as a safe way to provide for a more abundant, nutritious and higher quality food supply.

The Center for Consumer Freedom

A growing cabal of activists has meddled in Americans’ lives in recent years. They include self-anointed “food police,” health campaigners, trial lawyers, personal-finance do-gooders, animal-rights misanthropes, and meddling bureaucrats. Their common denominator? They all claim to know “what’s best for you.” In reality, they’re eroding our basic freedoms–the freedom to buy what we want, eat what we want, drink what we want, and raise our children as we see fit. When they push ordinary Americans around, we’re here to push back.

The Cornucopia Institute

The Cornucopia Institute will engage in educational activities supporting the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Through research and investigations on agricultural issues, The Cornucopia Institute will provide needed information to consumers, family farmers, and the media.

Certified Humane

A national non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to improve the lives of farm animals by setting rigorous standards, conducting annual inspections, and certifying their humane treatment.


Your food is too valuable to be wasted. So is your money.

Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

Food and Drink Federation

FDF is the voice of the UK food and drink manufacturing industry.

Food Marketing Institute

Food Marketing Institute conducts programs in research, education, industry relations and public affairs on behalf of its 1,500 member companies food retailers and wholesalers '' in the United States and around the world.

Food not Bombs

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Food Processing Suppliers Association

FPSA is the largest U.S. association of suppliers of equipment, packaging, ingredients and services to the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing industries.

Food Quality and Health Association

FQH (Food Quality and Health Association) is an international network of research institutions with an interdisciplinary and holistic approach that enables new perspectives to emerge in the way we understand and deal with food and health.

Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency is an independent Government department set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.

Food Tank

Food Tank is a non-profit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.

Nutraceuticals World

We cover market and technology developments, dissect regulatory issues and provide international perspectives unique to the supplement, food and beverage market. The major ingredient/product trends we frequently highlight include antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, herbs and botanicals, nutrition bars, nutraceutical beverages and functional foods.

Nutritional Therapy Association

The Nutritional Therapy Association was incorporated in 1997 by Gray and Joy Graham with the primary goal of training Health Care Practitioners in the practice of Nutritional Therapy.

Nutritionists in Industry

The aim of the Nutritionists in Industry Group is to raise the profile of nutritionists and dietitians working in the food industry, as a credible source of nutrition information, knowledge and expertise, to the benefit of the industry and ultimately the consumer.

The Edible Schoolyard Project

The 40th birthday of Chez Panisse in August 2011 was a moment to celebrate the legacy of the restaurant and to look toward the future of edible education. We took that opportunity to change our name from the Chez Panisse Foundation to the Edible Schoolyard Project, with an expanded mission of building and sharing an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school.

The Food Institute

Your best "single source" for current, timely and relevant information about the food industry.

The Nutrition Society

The Nutrition Society was established in 1941 ''to advance the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health'.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy..

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture.

American Society for Nutrition

Excellence in nutrition research and practice

American Society of Baking

The American Society of Baking is a collaborative professional organization comprising commercal baking professionals, food technologists, engineering, equipment and ingredient experts dedicated to advancing baking and baking science technology.

Animal Production and Health

Diseases affecting livestock can have a significant impact on animal productivity and production, on trade in live animals, meat and other animal products, on human health

Association for Dressings and Sauces

The Association for Dressings and Sauces is an international trade association of salad dressing, mayonnaise, mustard and other condiment sauce manufacturers and their suppliers.

Beef. It's What's For Dinner

The goal of this Web site is to share scientific information about BSE and the systems in place to ensure U.S. beef remains the safest in the world.

California Food Processors

The California League of Food Processors represents the business interests of California's dynamic fruit and vegetable processing industry.


Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.

Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia

This site provides information to the COABC Producer-Processor-Handler membership as well as to the Public at Large.

Consumer Brands Association

We champion growth and innovation for the industry whose products consumers depend on every day.

Dietitians Australia

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is the national Association of the profession, with branches in each State and Territory. The precursor of DAA, the Australian Association of Dietitians, was established in 1976.

Dietitians NZ

Dietitians NZ is the professional association for registered dietitians. This section provides information on our structure including our Branches, Special Interest Groups and Executive Committee.

Dietitians of Canada

Dietitians of Canada leads and supports members to promote health and well being through expertise in food and nutrition.

European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians

The aims of EFAD are to,promote the development of the dietetic profession,develop dietetics on a scientific and professional level in the common interest of the member associations. facilitate communication between national dietetic associations and other organisations '' professional, educational, and governmental encourage a better nutrition situation for the population of the member countries of the Council of Europe.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy promotes resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy.

International Confederation of Dietetic Associations

ICDA is an Association of national dietetic associations. Together, the national dietetic association Members represent about 150,000 dietetics professionals around the world.

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements

IFOAM is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic movement, uniting more than 750 member organizations in 108 countries.

International HACCP Alliance

The International HACCP Alliance was developed on March 25, 1994, to provide a uniform program to assure safer meat and poultry products.

La Cocina

The mission of La Cocina is to cultivate low income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities.

National Barbecue Association

Welcome to the National Barbecue Association, where we bring together all branches of the BBQ family tree to share, connect and educate. From resources for starting your business to tips on entertaining friends around the smoker, we have something for everyone.

National Grocers Association

The National Grocers Association is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry.

National Restaurant Association

The Association's mission is to represent, educate and promote a rapidly growing industry that is comprised of 935,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing 12.8 million people.

National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service

ATTRA is a program developed and managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). The majority of funding for ATTRA is through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service. We are also partially funded through sales and subscriptions of a portion of ATTRA materials and through contributions from friends and supporters. We are committed to providing high value information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.

Produce Marketing Association

The Produce Marketing Association is the leading global trade association serving the entire produce and floral supply chains by enhancing the marketing of produce, floral, and related products and services worldwide.

Rodale Institute

For more than sixty years, we’ve been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing our findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet.

SNAC International

SNAC International is the leading international trade association of the global snack industry, representing snack producers and suppliers. “SNAC” stands for snacking, nutrition, and convenience–three key elements research shows reflect the habits of today’s consumer.

The British Dietetic Association

The BDA provides quality assured education and continuing professional development programmes.

USA Rice

USA Rice Federation is the national advocate for all segments of the rice industry, conducting activities to influence government programs, developing and initiating programs to increase worldwide demand for U.S. rice, and providing other services to increase profitability for all industry segments.

Wheat Foods Council

The Wheat Foods Council is a national nonprofit organization formed in 1972 to help increase awareness of dietary grains as an essential component to a healthy diet.

World Obesity

Driving global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity

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