U.S. Right To Knowis creating investigations into the corporations that control our food.
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Your support will help us dig deeper and keep reporting the truth about our food system. You'll receive our weekly newsletter and advance tips about breaking Right to Know investigations.
Thanks to you, we can expand our investigations into the world's largest food and pesticide companies. You'll receive our weekly newsletter and a signed copy of the award-winning book by Carey Gillam: "Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science." We have a limited number so act fast!
U.S. Right to Know opened an investigation into the Monsanto Company in 2015. We filed public records requests, and quickly found explosive documents that became a front page New York Times article about how pesticide companies use academics for their public relations and lobbying to promote and defend GMOs and pesticides.
Internal Monsanto documents released in August 2019 reveal just how worried Monsanto and the other pesticide companies are about our work to investigate their business operations. "USRTK's plan will impact the entire industry," they wrote. So, they launched an elaborate plan to discredit our tiny nonprofit group - involving 11 Monsanto employees, 2 PR firms, industry front groups and an intelligence-gathering operation run by Monsanto’s “fusion center.”
Monsanto has used a similar playbook to undermine the credibility of scientists and journalists who raise concerns about their products – including our colleague Carey Gillam, a longtime journalist who investigated the company’s herbicide business. Read her story in The Guardian: “I’m a journalist. Monsanto built a step-by-step plan to destroy my reputation."
Monsanto's efforts to cover up the truth must not win. We desperately need more reporting on the world’s largest food and chemical companies, and the food they manufacture for our families, children and other loved ones. We need more resources to build a larger team, expand our investigation, and bring this important information to people across the world. Every dollar you give will fund research and reporting about the corporations that dominate our food system.
Thank you so much.
Becky, Carey, Gary and Stacy