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.
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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