Aurora Meadows
Santa Barbara, California

Areas of Expertise

  • Food
  • Nutrition
  • Organics
  • Superbugs
  • Food additives

Press Contact

To schedule an interview with Aurora Meadows, contact:


  • R.D., Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • M.S., Tufts University
  • B.S., Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley


Aurora Meadows is a passionate advocate of protecting the environment and public health through expanding access to sustainable and healthful food. She works to better understand how our food system and the chemicals in food, including pesticides, affect human health. Before joining EWG, Meadows worked at a community health center in Boston, interned at the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion at the Department of Agriculture, helped prepare and promote healthy school meals at D.C. Central Kitchen, and worked on cancer studies in California.


In the News

“The numbers are pretty striking. It really raises a question about the antibiotics we are using in raising animals for meat.”
- Aurora Meadows
April 16, 2013
"The antibiotic claims are very confusing. Producers can develop their own standard for what they consider to be raised without antibiotics, and within the industry there are even arguments about whether certain types of medicines are considered antibiotics."
- Aurora Meadows
November 25, 2015
"Americans eat a huge amount of meat. We eat 60 percent more than Europeans and somewhere between 150 or 200 percent of our needs.”
- Aurora Meadows
March 4 2016
“But this isn’t what I’d consider a food at all. The blend of sugar, preservatives, and artificial flavors and colors that make up each Peep is designed for maximum shelf life – not nutritional value.”
- Aurora Meadows
March 25, 2016
“Consumers need to know about potential contamination of the meat they eat, so they can be vigilant about food safety, especially when cooking for children, pregnant women, older adults or the immune-compromised.”
- Aurora Meadows
June 29, 2018
“It really depends on what level of risk consumers are comfortable with. The more we learn about what is in conventional foods, the more evidence for concern we accumulate.”
- Aurora Meadows
November 7, 2019
"You can totally have a healthy Thanksgiving. Food Scores helps consumers make healthier choices. It allows users to search for food and look at a score that is generated by a number of factors.”
- Aurora Meadows
November 21, 2017
“Resistance is real. Resistance is here. It's now. We're seeing it. It kills 23,000 Americans each year."
- Aurora Meadows
November 15th 2018

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