About CSPI

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is your food and health watchdog.

Our vision: CSPI envisions a healthy population with reduced impact and burden of preventable diseases and an equitable food system that makes healthy, sustainable food accessible to all. CSPI values independence, scientific rigor, and transparency.

Founded in 1971, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is an independent, science-based consumer advocacy organization with an impressive record of accomplishments and a clear and ambitious agenda for improving the food system to support healthy eating.

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CSPI was founded in 1971. For over 50 years, we've held industry and government accountable to the public health and advocated for a safer, healthier food system.

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CSPI deputy director of regulatory affairs Sarah Sorscher testifies before the House Subcommittee on Health


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CSPI is powered by donations and by subscriptions to our magazine, Nutrition Action, and we accept no funding from corporations or government agencies. In the interest of transparency, we make our annual report and financial statements available to the public.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion

CSPI is committed to including and valuing diverse voices and fostering a culture that ensures all staff feel a sense of belonging and are encouraged to be their best selves.

Updated Nutrition Facts Label Date Should Be Call to Action for Food Industry

Our victories

A crash course on CSPI's accomplishments over five decades.

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