U.S. Right To Know

is creating investigations into the corporations that control our food.

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In 2015, U.S. Right to Know opened an investigation into the Monsanto Company. We filed public records requests to try to understand how Monsanto runs its public relations and lobbying operations to promote GMOs and pesticides. We quickly found explosive documents that became a front page New York Times article about how Monsanto uses academics, and pays them secretly, for its public relations and lobbying campaigns.

As our findings generated news stories around the globe, Monsanto became alarmed, worrying that our investigation could be "extremely damaging," according to their internal documents.  So, they launched an elaborate plan to discredit our tiny nonprofit group. “USRTK’s plan will impact the entire industry,” reads the attack plan 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
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Friends of Right to Know
$5 or more per month

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. 

Transparency Champs
$20 or more per month only 9 left

Thanks to you, we can expand our investigations and get our documents to more researchers and reporters around the world. For $20 a month annual commitment, you'll receive our weekly newsletter, advance tips about breaking news from our investigations and a signed copy of the award-winning book by our colleague Carey Gillam: "Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science."  We have a limited number so act fast.



In 2015, U.S. Right to Know opened an investigation into the Monsanto Company. We filed public records requests to try to understand how Monsanto runs its public relations and lobbying operations to promote GMOs and pesticides. We quickly found explosive documents that became a front page New York Times article about how Monsanto uses academics, and pays them secretly, for its public relations and lobbying campaigns.

As our findings generated news stories around the globe, Monsanto became alarmed, worrying that our investigation could be "extremely damaging," according to their internal documents.  So, they launched an elaborate plan to discredit our tiny nonprofit group. “USRTK’s plan will impact the entire industry,” reads the attack plan 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

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Friends of Right to Know
$5 or more per month

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. 

Transparency Champs
$20 or more per month only 9 left

Thanks to you, we can expand our investigations and get our documents to more researchers and reporters around the world. For $20 a month annual commitment, you'll receive our weekly newsletter, advance tips about breaking news from our investigations and a signed copy of the award-winning book by our colleague Carey Gillam: "Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science."  We have a limited number so act fast.