Ken Cook

Ken Cook is President and co-founded of the Environmental Working Group (EWG). He is the author of dozens of articles, opinion pieces and reports on environmental, public health and agricultural topics. Cook earned B.A., B.S., and M.S. degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Articles by this author

CDC Director Robert Redfield looks on while testifying on Capitol Hill on July 2, 2020. (Photo: Graeme Jennings/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Monday, September 21, 2020
After Covid-19 Flip-Flops, CDC Director Must Resign
Today I wrote to Dr. Robert Redfield calling on him to resign as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was not a letter I wrote lightly. But with the events of the past few months, the decision – and the need – to write it could not have been clearer. Millions of people...
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Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Best Friends Forever? Produce Growers and Pesticide Makers Deepen Their Bond
In nearly two decades of research and advocacy on pesticides and human health, Environmental Working Group has never before seen the produce industry take a high-profile role in debates over pesticide policy and safety, as it has this year. Invariably, it was the trade association for the pesticide industry that took the lead.
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Friday, May 13, 2011
Pesticide Lobby Gets Their Spray Rigs in a Twist
When industry lobbyists want the government to do something the public won’t like, they usually go about it quietly.
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