Pursuing Truth and Transparency in America's Food System

GMOs

Dear Professor Folta: Yesterday there was some news coverage and commentary about our use of the state Freedom of Information Acts to obtain the correspondence of professors who wrote for the...

February 12, 2015

Summary * International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) represents dairy manufacturers, processors, and marketers * Petitioned to add artificial sweeteners to milk without special notation on...

January 22, 2015

Summary * Funders include Monsanto and DuPont * Small farmers criticized use of mandatory marketing fees to promote “Big Ag” * Other partners include BASF, Dow * USFRA is represented...

January 21, 2015

American children are suffering from and epidemic of marketing- and food-related diseases, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Today, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released its...

January 20, 2015

Summary * Calorie Control Council is a trade group for manufacturers of artificial sweeteners * The CCC has “a penchant for stealthy public relations tactics” * CCC is run by a public...

January 17, 2015

As the 2016 campaign shapes up, it’s interesting to watch the candidates for clues about their food politics. Thus far, Hillary Clinton has made two missteps. The Wall Street Journal reported...

January 14, 2015

Summary * The American Beverage Association is a trade group for the soda, soft drink and junk food industries * ABA was previously called the National Soft Drink Association * Some U.S....

January 13, 2015

Summary * GMA is the leading trade group for the junk food industry * GMA hides list of its own corporate members * GMA is being sued for money laundering * Opposed legislation to...

January 12, 2015

Summary * Founded in 1995 as the Guest Choice Network * Phillip Morris provided $600,000 in seed money for the organization * Restaurant, tobacco company funds were used to fight restaurant...

January 12, 2015