Pursuing Truth and Transparency in America's Food System

Pesticides

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is quietly starting to test certain foods for residues of a weed killing chemical linked to cancer, has found the residues in a variety of oat...

September 30, 2016

By Carey Gillam The Food and Drug Administration, under public pressure to start testing samples of U.S. food for the presence of a pesticide that has been linked to cancer, has some early...

September 21, 2016

In America, one of the fundamental principles of our democracy is that our government works for us. We are supposed to have a “government of the people, by the people, for the people” as...

September 2, 2016

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have their hands full these days. An epidemic of obesity has hit Americans hard, raising the risks for heart disease, stroke, type 2...

August 29, 2016

News Release For Immediate Release:  Thursday, August 18, 2016 For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (415) 944-7350 Consumer group U.S. Right to Know filed a lawsuit late Wednesday to...

August 18, 2016

By Carey Gillam A veteran leader within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced her immediate departure from the agency on Thursday, two days after it came to light that she...

July 1, 2016

This article first appeared in the Huffington Post. By Stacy Malkan When a reputable-sounding nonprofit organization released a report attacking the organic food industry in April 2014, the...

July 1, 2016

This article was first published by Huffington Post.  By Carey Gillam  It’s been a rough year for Big Soda, sellers of those sugary soft drinks that kids (and adults) love to...

June 29, 2016

By Carey Gillam CAMBRIA, Calif.- Standing on the ridge overlooking her central California farm, new widow Teri McCall sees her husband Jack nearly everywhere. There, atop the highest hill, is...

May 9, 2016

Corporations may want to think twice about hiring industry-friendly professors to publish studies about their products – as Disney recently realized, but too late. As Sheila Kaplan first...

April 20, 2016