Pursuing Truth and Transparency in America's Food System

Sweeteners

During the investigation and subsequent collapse of the Coca-Cola front group Global Energy Balance Network, the New York Times and Associated Press discovered that prominent university professors...

December 14, 2015

Following a Columbia Journalism Review article on whether science journalists should accept money from corporate interests, and whether there is adequate disclosure of sources’ corporate ties and...

November 24, 2015

Also see: Buckraking on the Food Beat: When is it a conflict of interest?   Washington Post Food Columnist Goes to Bat for Monsanto  On September 23rd, Washington Post food columnist Tamar...

September 28, 2015

The 55-point headline in Slate blares, “Letter from Prominent Doctors Implies Columbia Should Fire Dr. Oz for Being a Quack.” The story by Ben Mathis-Lilly is based on a letter by a group of...

April 20, 2015

In what appears to be a truly classic case of false advertising, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo call their artificially sweetened colas Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi. Why false advertising? It turns out...

April 9, 2015

Update May 2018: Tax records show that the Council for Biotechnology Information, a chemical industry trade group, paid Ketchum public relations firm more than $11 million from 2013-2016 to to run...

March 26, 2015

There have been a couple of recent attacks on U.S. Right to Know, so I thought it might be useful to sketch out who is behind them. A March 9 article in the Guardian criticized us for sending...

March 13, 2015

Food company CEO’s worried about losing the trust of the American public – not to mention huge market shares – might want to take note: their trade association has taken another tone-deaf step...

February 24, 2015

Judging a book, or in this case a magazine article, by it’s cover, I was prepared to dislike Joel Achenbach’s “War on Science” story in National Geographic. Turns out it’s an insightful,...

February 23, 2015

The following email is from Mischa Popoff, a pro-GMO, anti-organic activist at the Heartland Institute, which is notorious for its defense of tobacco and denial of climate change. Perhaps the...

February 23, 2015