Mission: The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being.
Geographic areas served: National
Programs: On-going programs at CSPI include nutrition, food safety, alcohol, antibiotic resistance, corporate influence on science, and biotechnology.
For over 30 years, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science. Its award-winning newsletter, the Nutrition Action Healthletter (the largest-circulation health newsletter in the country), provides reliable information on nutrition and health.
Among its many more notable functions, this organization is looking out for Americans and doing the dirty work of exposing the deceptive food marketing practices of multinational food corporations. Not only this, but it works hard to educate the public on eating more healthfully. In particular, I love Nutrition Action newsletter which is put out by the CSPI. It is sometimes written in a humorous style that will tickle your funny bone. In particular, one of the issues featured an interview with Brian Wansink, professor of nutrition at Cornell. After I read this, it left me wanting to know more. In my losing 20 pounds this past year, I am sure that Nutrition Action newsletter has helped. Other articles tackle tough issues like diabetes management, reading vitamin labels and so much more. As a citizen concerned about the quality and options of food in America, I can't recommend the work of this organization enough.