Consumer Reports

Eating organic won’t keep you safe from pesticides, but it helps

What kind of produce you eat makes all the difference in your pesticide exposure, says a paper out by Consumer Reports. For example, “eating one serving of green beans from the U.S. is 200 times riskier than eating a serving of U.S.-grown broccoli.”

Watch out for pesticide residue on produce, says magazine

Shoppers should always buy organic peaches, strawberries, green beans and carrots to limit their exposure to pesticide residue, says Consumer Reports.

White basmati, sushi rice lowest in arsenic, says magazine

Consumer Reports released consumption guidelines for consumer who want to reduce their exposure to inorganic arsenic in rice and again urged FDA to set standards for arsenic in rice-based foods.

Grocery chain is asked to use its leverage to save antibiotics

Grocery chain Trader Joe's should help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics by putting stricter standards on its meat suppliers, says Consumers Union.

“It’s hard to avoid” GE foods, says consumer group

The vast majority of U.S. corn and soybeans are genetically engineered varieties - 93 percent of corn and 94 percent of soybeans this year, according to a USDA report - and Consumer Reports magazine says its tests show they are abundantly present in many processed foods.

Shun tuna, eat fish lower in mercury, says Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports magazine urged pregnant women to avoid eating tuna and suggested consumers should consider 17 species of seafood that are low in mercury, which can have damage the brain and nervous system if over-consumed.

Campaign would end use of “natural” on food packages

Consumer Reports announced a campaign today to bar the use of the word "natural" on food products. There is no way at present to verify "natural" and Consumer Reports say its nationwide poll shows shoppers...

Consumer Reports objects to organic food exemptions

Americans believe USDA's organic label on food means no antibiotics and no synthetic pesticides were used in producing the food, says Consumer Reports in objecting to exemptions to those general rules.