8 December 2020 — US Right to Know
Did you know Monsanto had “fusion center” to monitor and discredit journalists and public health groups? And U.S. Right to Know was a prime target.
In fact, Monsanto ran an entire PR campaign (involving 11 employees, two PR firms and the world’s largest pesticide firms) to try to discredit our investigation into their relationships with professors and top universities.
Why? In Monsanto’s words, “USRTK’s investigation will impact the entire industry.”
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Questions for Politico: A top U.S. news outlet is hosting an “Oxford-style debate” Dec. 9 on “pesticides and a resilient food system” – sponsored by none other than Bayer. What is Politico thinking? If you have questions for the panel, you can submit them here.
Public health must-read news of the week:
- ‘Buy it or else’: Inside Monsanto and BASF’s moves to force dicamba on farmers – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- How retailers exploit Covid-19: high profits from low pay and food assistance for workers — Marion Nestle Food Politics Blog
- Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks — Environmental Health News
- Tom Vilsack, friend of Big Ag, is the wrong choice for USDA – Food and Water Watch
ICYMI: More Coke internal discussions revealed in documents obtained by USRTK
- How Coca-Cola Shaped the ICPAPH: An Analysis of Email Exchanges between 2012 and 2014 – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
- Coca-Cola sought to shift blame for obesity by funding public health conferences, study reports – The BMJ
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For our right to know,
Carey, Gary, Sai, Stacy