U.S. Right to Know

U.S. Right to Know is a new nonprofit organization, working to expose what the food industry doesn’t want us to know.  We do research and communications on the failures of the corporate food system. We stand up for the right to know what is in our food, and how it affects our health.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, March 05, 2018
Farmers Vs. Monsanto: Glyphosate Showdown Comes to US Court in San Francisco
A federal court hearing in San Francisco this week will turn a spotlight on the science surrounding the world’s most widely used pesticide, glyphosate , and determine whether farmers and their families will be able to proceed with legal action against Monsanto Co. over cancer concerns. More than...
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
U.S. Right to Know Sues CDC for Documents about Its Ties to Coca-Cola
U.S. Right to Know sued the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today over CDC’s failure to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and provide documents in response to six requests about its interactions with The Coca-Cola Company. The public records requests are part of an...
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Did 24 Coke-Funded Studies on Childhood Obesity Fail to Disclose Coke’s Influence?
How accurate were conflict of interest disclosures in at least 40 childhood obesity studies funded by The Coca-Cola Company? Not so accurate, according to a paper published in the Journal of Public Health Policy that analyzed studies from the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and...
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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
FDA Declines to Stop Coke, Pepsi from Advertising Artificially Sweetened Soda as “Diet”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has denied a petition asking it to stop Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. from using the term “diet” in advertising, branding and labeling of Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, because it may be deceptive, false and misleading. The petition was filed by U.S. Right to Know...
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Friday, September 30, 2016
FDA Tests Confirm Oatmeal, Baby Foods Contain Residues of Monsanto Weed Killer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is quietly starting to test U.S. foods for residues of a weed killing chemical linked to cancer, has found the residues in a variety of oat products , including plain and flavored oat cereals for babies, according to information obtained by consumer...
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Congress Backs Big Food Over Consumers; President Should Veto GMO Anti-Labeling Law
Today’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to approve a law that allows food companies to avoid clearly labeling foods made with genetically engineered ingredients cheats consumers out of information they are entitled to have, and should be vetoed by President Obama, according to the...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
FDA Plan to Measure Weed Killer Residues on Food Only a First Step
Consumer advocacy group U.S. Right to Know applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today for declaring that it plans to start testing for glyphosate residues in soybeans, corn, milk and eggs among other potential foods as concerns about the popular herbicide mount around the world. Though...
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Monday, February 01, 2016
New Documents Uncover Monsanto's Secret Role in Illinois Professor Bruce Chassy's Academics Review Website
The consumer group U.S. Right to Know today called for improved transparency and public disclosure of industry funding for and coordination with public university professors. Email communications obtained by U.S. Right to Know through state Freedom of Information Act requests show extensive...
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
USDA Whistleblower Complaint Raises Question: What Else Is USDA Hiding on Pesticides?
Today, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a whistleblower complaint on behalf of U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist Jonathan Lundgren, who may have been harassed and suspended for research on the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on monarch butterflies. “The...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Is Coke Illegally Claiming 'Diet' Soda is a Treatment for Obesity?
U.S. Right to Know, a consumer advocacy group, sent a letter today to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) , asking it to stop the Coca-Cola Company from making apparently illegal claims that its artificially sweetened sodas prevent, mitigate or treat obesity. The Coca-Cola Company has made...
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