Pursuing truth and transparency for public health

Stacy Malkan, Co-founder, Managing Editor, U.S. Right to Know

Stacy Malkan is co-founder and managing editor of U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit investigative research group focused on promoting transparency for public health. She began working on environmental health issues in 2001 and has researched food and agriculture, with a focus on agrichemical industry misinformation campaigns, since 2012. Stacy is author of the award-winning book, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry (New Society, 2007), and co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of health groups that exposed hazardous chemicals in nail polish, baby products, make-up and hair products and pressured companies to reformulate to safer products. Her work has been published in Time magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, Nature Biotechnology and many other outlets. She has appeared in Teen VogueGood Morning America, Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Democracy Now! and documentary films including The Human Experiment produced by Sean Penn, Pink Skies and Stink Movie (now playing on Netflix). Stacy was media director for the California Right to Know ballot initiative to label genetically engineered foods. For eight years, she served as communications director for Health Care Without Harm, an international coalition of health groups working to transform health care so it is no longer a source of environmental harm. Prior to that role, she worked for a decade as a journalist, editor and newspaper publisher in Colorado. She now lives in the California Bay Area with her husband and son.

Contact Stacy: stacy@usrtk.org
Follow Stacy on Twitter: @StacyMalkan

Select articles by Stacy Malkan: 

New blog! Read my ongoing series of articles tracking Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation’s agricultural development efforts and political influence over global food systems:

The Ecologist, Gates ‘failing’ green revolution in Africa (8.14.20)

U.S. Right to Know, Gates Foundation doubles down on misinformation campaign at Cornell as African leaders call for agroecology (9.30.20) 

U.S. Right to Know, Tracking the pesticide industry propaganda network (6.2.20)

Investor’s Business Daily, The future of food requires transparency and integrity, by Stacy Malkan and Carey Gillam (7.24.18)

TruthOut, Secret documents expose Monsanto’s war on cancer scientists (7.16.18)

EcoWatch, Impossible Burger fails to inspire trust in GMO industry (7.6.18)

CommonGround Magazine, The New (Sneaky) GMO 2.0 Rush: What could go wrong, what you should know (3.18)

U.S. Right to Know, Transforming the food we eat with DowDuPont (2.13.18)

Huffington Post, The Politics of Infertility and Cancer (11.28.17)

Huffington Post, Having trouble getting pregnant? Science suggests: eat organic and regulate the pesticide industry (11.20.17)

Huffington Post, Monsanto Fingerprints Found All Over Attack on Organic Food (6.16)

Huffington Post, Food Evolution GMO Film Serves Up Chemical Industry Agenda (6.16)

EcoWatch, Neil deGrasse Tyson Fans Deserve More than Twisted Tale on GMOs (6.16)

Time magazine, Johnson & Johnson is Just the Tip of the Toxic Iceberg (3.16)

Alternet, Bill Gates is on a mission to sell GMOs to Africa, but he’s not telling the whole truth (3.16)

The Ecologist, Why is Cornell University Hosting a GMO Propaganda Campaign? (1.16)

Nature Biotechnology, Standing up for transparency (1.16)

Spinning Food: How food industry front groups and covert communications are shaping the story of food, by Kari Hamerschlag, Anna Lappe and Stacy Malkan (2015 report)

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