Misleading ad campaigns spearheaded by industry giants spin soda as “basic human need.”
As public health advocates push for soda taxes to battle obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, the soda industry and its allies are playing hardball.
Big soft drink companies turn to ballot measures to lock out local soda taxes in California, Oregon, and Washington.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted on September 20 that it would take steps toward protecting consumers from the hazards posed by the flame retardants.
Trump TV could become a reality if the FCC approves the media merger between Sinclair and Tribune Company.
This transcript is part of more than 20,000 documents, weighing over three tons, just released on the Poison Papers website.
One of the doctors who has called for TV’s Dr. Oz–a prominent proponent of GMO labeling–to be fired from Columbia University is a convicted felon who works for the American Council on Science and Health. An updated review of ACSH’s funding reveals it is funded by a trade group of food corporations (including Monsanto) that heavily opposes GMO labeling.
The State Policy Network (SPN), a web of right-wing “think tanks” in every state across the country, has close ties with the tobacco industry. When tobacco companies like Reynolds American or Altria/Philip Morris want to avoid tobacco taxes and health regulations, reports by SPN groups in many states can help inspire local resistance.
The Madison Group, the predecessor to the State Policy Network (SPN) — which was exposed recently in a Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) report, followed by the release of funding proposals detailing its coordination by The Guardian — was “launched by the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC . . . and housed in […]
The Guardian published a set of coordinated fundraising proposals from State Policy Network (SPN) members today that confirm many of these groups’ intent to change state laws and policies, referring to “advancing model legislation” and “candidate briefings.” These activities “arguably cross the line into lobbying,” The Guardian notes. The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) highlighted these questionable political activities in its recent report, “EXPOSED: The State Policy Network: The Powerful Right-Wing Network Helping to Hijack State Politics and Government,” as well as in a recent follow-up article.