Pursuing Truth and Transparency in America's Food System

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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

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 US Right to Know Agrichemical Collection 

The University of California, San Francisco Chemical Industry Library posted two new collections of documents that offer a rare view into agrichemical industry communications about the health and environmental risks of its products. (4.19.18)

Journal articles about or based on the work of US 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)