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U.S. Right to Know is conducting an investigation of the food and agrichemical industries, their influence on media, regulators and policy makers, and their impacts on public health. We have co-authored articles in public health, medical and academic journals, and others have used our work in these journals.

Journal articles co-authored by US Right to Know

Globalization and Health: Confronting potential food industry ‘front groups’: case study of the international food information Council’s nutrition communications using the UCSF food industry documents archive, by Sarah Steele, Lejla Sarcevic, Gary Ruskin and David Stuckler (2.12.22).

Globalization and Health: Beyond nutrition and physical activity: food industry shaping of the very principles of scientific integrity, by Mélissa Mialon, Matthew Ho, Angela Carriedo, Gary Ruskin and Eric Crosbie (4.20.21).

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: How Coca-Cola Shaped the International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health: An Analysis of Email Exchanges between 2012 and 2014, by Benjamin Wood, Gary Ruskin and Gary Sacks (12.2.20)

Public Health NutritionEvaluating Coca-Cola’s attempts to influence public health ‘in their own words’: analysis of Coca-Cola emails with public health academics leading the Global Energy Balance Network, by Paulo Serodio, Gary Ruskin, Martin McKee and David Stuckler (8.3.20)

Public Health Nutrition: Pushing partnerships: corporate influence on research and policy via the International Life Sciences Institute, by Sarah Steele, Gary Ruskin, David Stuckler (5.17.2020)

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Targeting Children and Their Mothers, Building Allies and Marginalising Opposition: An Analysis of Two Coca-Cola Public Relations Requests for Proposals, by Benjamin Wood, Gary Ruskin and Gary Sacks (12.18.19)

Globalization and Health: Are industry-funded charities promoting “advocacy-led studies” or “evidence-based science”? A case study of the International Life Sciences Institute, by Sarah Steele, Gary Ruskin, Lejla Sarcevic, Martin McKee and David Stuckler (6.2.19)

Journal of Public Health Policy: “Always Read the Small Print”: a case study of commercial research funding, disclosure and agreements with Coca-Cola, by Sarah Steele, Gary Ruskin, Martin McKee and David Stuckler (5.8.19)

Milbank Quarterly: Public Meets Private: Conversations Between Coca-Cola and the CDCby Nason Maani Hessari, Gary Ruskin, Martin McKee and David Stuckler (1.29.19)

Journal of Public Health Policy: Roundup litigation discovery documents: implications for public health and journal ethics, by Sheldon Krimsky and Carey Gillam (6.8.18)

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health: Science organisations and Coca-Cola’s ‘war’ with the public health community: insights from an internal industry document, by Pepita Barlow, Paulo Serôdio, Gary Ruskin, Martin McKee, David Stuckler (3.14.2018)

Journal of Public Health Policy: Complexity and conflicts of interest statements: a case-study of emails exchanged between Coca-Cola and the principal investigators of the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE), by David Stuckler, Martin McKee and Gary Ruskin (11.27.17)

Critical Public Health: How food companies influence evidence and opinion – straight from the horse’s mouth, by Gary Sacks, Boyd Swinburn, Adrian Cameron, and Gary Ruskin (5.18.17)

Nature Biotechnology: Standing Up for Transparency, commentary by Stacy Malkan, USRTK co-director (1.16)

UCSF posts U.S. Right to Know email collections

The University of California, San Francisco has posted three new collections of documents donated by U.S. Right to Know. These emails now available in the free, searchable UCSF database offer a rare view into the tactics the food and agrichemical industries use to hide the health risks of their products.

Journal articles about or based on the work of U.S. Right to Know

BMJ: US public health agency sued over failure to release emails from Coca-Cola, by Martha Rosenberg (2.18)

BMJ: Coca-Cola’s Secret Influence on Medical and Science Journalists, by Paul Thacker (4.5.17)

BMJ: Conflicts of interest compromise US public health agency’s mission, say scientists, by Jeanne Lenzer (10.24.16)

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