iOS app Android app

Right to Know

Christopher Mathias

Mayor De Blasio Breaks With Progressives Over Stop-And-Frisk Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Two New York City Council members -- both of whom support a bill that would dramatically change the way that police officers stop people o...

EPA Approval Highlights Need For GE Labeling

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Gary Hirshberg

This decision doesn't just disappoint. It is truly frightening for it vividly demonstrates the powerful grip that a handful of major chemical/biotech companies hold over our regulatory process.

Herbicide and Insecticide Use on GMO Crops Skyrocketing While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference

David Bronner | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
David Bronner

Setting the record straight, Dr. Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D., former Senior Scientist, Environmental Protection Agency, has recently published a well-researched article documenting the devastating facts on GMOs, "Pesticide Use on Genetically Engineered Crops."

Right to Know Reader: Cancer-Causing Power Plants Might Be Closer Than You Think

Earthjustice | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

When you think about sources of toxic air pollution, one of the first things you might picture is a large power plant with huge smoke stacks belching black clouds into the sky. But the truth is that smaller power plants collectively contribute more to the cancer risk faced by Americans every day.

Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

Steve Horn | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin, holdouts still remain. Why the delay? Homeland security concerns, claim some companies.

Congress Hosts GMO Psychodrama

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

OK, quick, grab your gene gun and shoot tiny DNA-coated metal pellets of "Scandal" into the pitch-dark cell walls of the "House of Cards" and you have...

Vermont Passes a GMO-Label Law. How Did They Do It?

Christina Pirello | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Christina Pirello

My husband is a New Englander from the Boston area, and over the years we have been together, I have learned a few things about this breed of American: When they want to get something done, they get it done.

The #1 Reason You Should Support GE Labeling SB 1666

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 05.25.2014 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

The one thing I think both sides can definitely agree on is that we just don't know the long term effects of GMOs.

Members of Congress, Farmers and Businesses Call on Obama to Fulfill Campaign Promise on GMO Labeling

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Although the FDA doesn't need congressional authorization in order to mandate a federal labeling standard for GMOs, federal lawmakers have become increasingly vocal on the issue.

Tougher Tactics Desperately Needed to Win War on GMO Food

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Jonathan Greenberg

Like millions of parents and activists who oppose genetically modified food, I feel that the stakes are very high in this battle the safety of our world's food supply. If we are to win it, we are going to have to fight tougher. And smarter.

5 Reasons to Get on the Soapbox for GMO Labeling

David Bronner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
David Bronner

My family's company has donated over 2.3 million dollars to this cause because a win in Washington State will lead to national labeling. Whether you live in Washington, or elsewhere in the U.S., this is a food fight that affects all of us.

The World Is Watching San Francisco on Cell Phones

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

San Francisco's law made sense at the time it was passed and makes more sense now. And even if the city decides to stop reinforcing this particular law, they still have the power to inform the public through ad campaigns that rely on old and new social media.

Why GE Labeling Makes Sense

Gary Hirshberg | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Gary Hirshberg

Our government's failure to require labeling, and to be engaged in developing the science supporting GE food risk assessment is an absolute breach of its responsibility to the American public.

Adoptee: Finding Birth Family Gave Me Sense Of Belonging

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

For many adopted children, learning who their birth parents are can be a controversial subject. Some don't want to know, while others better understan...

Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

But there are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial.

How the Food Movement Is Gaining Strength

Ocean Robbins | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

More and more people are realizing that our food chain is in crisis. Big agribusiness would probably like us all to continue munching on highly processed, genetically engineered, chemical-laden, pesticide-contaminated pseudo-foods. But the tide of history is turning.

Is Animal Cruelty Doomed?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

In a reality that does not please fans of Wilber or Babe, between 60 to 70 percent of the more than five million breeding pigs in the United States are kept in crates too small for them to so much as turn around.

What's Next in the GMO Battle?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

Although $46 million managed to put out one fire for Monsanto and its allies, it seems to have started about 30 new ones.

Did Monsanto Trick California Voters?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Ocean Robbins

California could have been the first state in the nation to mandate the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The food movement is growing fast, but as a political force, it's still in its infancy.

Gamechanging News About GMOs

Ocean Robbins | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Ocean Robbins

Following an explosive and controversial French study indicating a link between Monsanto's controversial genetically engineered corn and cancer, Russian authorities have suspended all imports and use of GMO corn. And it's not just Russia that's appalled by what's been learned.

Leaks and the Public Right to Know

Morton H. Halperin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Morton H. Halperin

Congress is, in fact, much more likely to enact a statute which does make it a crime, at least for government officials, to disclose any classified information to the press. It must be urged to move slowly and deliberately.

Breast Reconstruction Options: A Woman's Right to Know

Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.30.2012 | Women
Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S.

A large percentage of women are not informed about breast reconstruction during the surgical decision-making process for their cancer, in spite of the...

12 Reasons To Avoid GMOs

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics I love talking to people about food. And these days at my restaurant, I inevi...

Just Label It! So We Know When It's GMO

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.10.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

Manufacturers have decided that, if given the choice, we might not choose to buy GMO products. So, they've decided not to give us a choice, which doesn't seem very American.

Democracies Should Lead the way on Right to Know Day

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 11.28.2011 | World
Courtney C. Radsch

On International Right to Know Day, the battle between secrecy and openness is being fought throughout the world, from the staunchest democracies to the most repressive regimes.