As philanthropists increasingly fill in the funding gaps at news organizations—a role that is almost certain to expand in the media downturn following the coronavirus pandemic—an underexamined worry is how this will affect the ways newsrooms report on their benefactors. Nowhere does this concern loom larger than with the Gates Foundation.
The Washington state Supreme Court has reinstated a whopping $18 million judgment and penalty against one of America's most powerful corporate lobbies, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, for intentionally shielding names of food companies contributing millions to defeat a Washington ballot initiative.
"We didn't want to be exposed to Monsanto's losses," said Alyson Emanuel, a former vice president of global strategic marketing for herbicides.
You may or may not mind chicken dipped in chlorine, but there is far more at stake, for the consumer, the farmers and the ecosystem.
AquAdvantage Salmon are the first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption in the U.S.
Public science for private interests: How University of Missouri agricultural research cultivates profits for industry
Industry's stake in the system is clear. Companies gain the expertise and credibility of renowned plant science experts, University Extension experts who Missouri farmers trust. What's not so clear is how the public benefits.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.
As the virus rampages through Washington, essential workers nationwide are paying the price: Derrick Z. Jackson
Essential workers in the United States continue to face relentless and tragic pressures.