Choose your Mission

Welcome aboard! Thanks for your interest in this new project from Consumer Reports. We're excited to work with you to fix the problems we see everyday in the marketplace.

The first step to solving many important problems is determining exactly how big they are! Below is everything you need to know to contribute to the two Research Missions we are currently working on: food labels or WTF?! hidden fees.  (Please note how much time you have to complete each mission.)

Food Label Mission

Time to complete: 10-15 min
Deadline: 2 weeks

Our personal and environmental health hinges on our food choices. But if our food labels aren't meaningful, how can we possibly make smart choices? That's why we're on a mission to discover the most confusing, misleading, or even downright outlandish food labels.   

Watch this 3-minute video to learn all about this project, and how to get started.


WTFee?! Hidden Fees Mission

Time to complete: 20-30 min
Deadline: 1 month

Sick of fees? So are we. They drive up your cable bills, inflate the cost of airplane and concert tickets, and blow up your travel budget. And these fees are often downright sneaky. That's why we want to work with you to expose and eliminate unreasonable fees.

Watch this 2-minute video to learn more about hidden fees, and learn how you can help uncover them.

Any further questions?  Check out our FAQ here.