Pursuing Truth and Transparency in America's Food System

Food-Related Diseases

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a corporate-funded nonprofit organization based in Washington DC, with 17 affiliated chapters around the world. ILSI describes itself as a group...

October 8, 2019

You can support the USRTK investigations by contributing to our fall fundraising drive.   Internal Monsanto documents released in August provide a rare inside look at how pesticide and food...

September 19, 2019

Long History of Concerns Key Scientific Studies on Aspartame Industry PR Efforts Scientific References Key Facts About Diet Soda Chemical  Dozens of studies have linked aspartame -- the...

May 31, 2019

Science on Weight Gain + Obesity Related Issues Industry Science Is "Diet" Deceptive Marketing? Scientific References Aspartame, the world's most popular sugar substitute, is found in thousands...

May 31, 2019

News Release For immediate release: Tuesday, May 7th at 7:30pm EDT For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (415) 944-7350 Coca-Cola’s research contracts show that it had extensive...

May 8, 2019

Milbank Quarterly: Public Meets Private: Conversations Between Coca-Cola and the CDC, by Nason Maani Hessari, Gary Ruskin, Martin McKee and David Stuckler (1.29.19) Conclusion: “The emails...

January 29, 2019

News Release For immediate release:Monday, November 19, 2018 For more information contact:Gary Ruskin (415) 944-7350 The consumer group U.S. Right to Know sent a letter today to Federal Trade...

November 19, 2018

Despite its academic-sounding name and affiliation with an Ivy League Institution, the Cornell Alliance for Science is a public relations campaign to promote genetically engineered foods and...

October 7, 2018

News Release For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 15, 2018 For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (415) 944-7350 The Coca-Cola Company proposed and financed the now-defunct group Global...

March 15, 2018

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

March 1, 2018