Wednesday, April 18, 2018CHEMICAL

UCSF Chemical Industry Documents Adds Monsanto Papers and Agrichemical Industry Documents

The UCSF Industry Documents Library (IDL) is pleased to announce the addition of two new collections to our Chemical Industry Documents Archive. These documents reveal the scientific, legislative, regulatory and public relations activities of the agrichemical industry in defense of its products and profits.

The Roundup Products Liability Litigation Documents
Known as ‘The Monsanto Papers,’ this collection contains a set of 118 significant internal company documents (1063 pages) obtained during the Roundup Products Liability Litigation - lead Case No. 3:16-md-02741-VC. Manufactured by the agrichemical giant Monsanto, Roundup contains the chemical herbicide glyphosate and is widely used by farmers, agricultural workers and the public throughout the United States. Studies have shown that exposure to glyphosate in Roundup can cause cancer and other serious health problems yet Monsanto has repeatedly denied these claims and worked to influence regulations that would address these harms.

The USRTK Agrichemical Collection
This collection includes over 1450 documents (37,149 pages) acquired by U.S. Right to Know through state public records requests, FOIA requests, whistleblowers, and the Roundup litigation. US Right to Know is a nonprofit consumer and public health watchdog group working for transparency and accountability in our nation’s food system. Collected by Gary Ruskin, Co-Director of US RTK, and Carey Gillam, Research Director of US RTK and author of Whitewash-The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science, these materials are a mix of unsealed documents obtained from the Roundup/glyphosate cancer cases (the Monsanto Papers), communications to and from the EPA, FDA and US Department of Agriculture regarding glyphosate and herbicides, and emails between key academics and industry PR staff from Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, Ketchum, Bayer and the Council for Biotechnology Information.

Topics include pesticides, GMOs, glyphosate, front groups, academic partnerships with industry public relations staff, and efforts to manage the "GMO Answers" website, which is funded by the Council for Biotechnology Information.

These documents have been used as the source for a number of publications including:

The UCSF Chemical Industry Documents Archive has been developed in partnership with UCSF’s Environmental Health Initiative with grants from the Marisla Foundation and Rachel’s Network.
Friday, April 06, 2018TOBACCO

250+ New Tobacco Industry Documents Posted

257 tobacco documents were posted to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library today.
Thursday, March 08, 2018TOBACCO

New Tobacco Industry Documents Posted

Document Additions:
38 new tobacco documents were added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library today - the breakdown is:
New Papers and Publications :
Two (2) new papers using the tobacco documents were added to the Tobacco Documents Bibliography-
Wednesday, February 21, 2018TOBACCO

Annual Tobacco Documents Workshop - May 11, 2018

We are happy to announce our Annual Tobacco Documents Workshop, which will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018. Pamela Ling, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Fellowship Director at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education will be our keynote speaker.

We are also pleased to be able to offer the Truth Initiative Travel Scholarship once again this year. The link for information about the Scholarship, including a link to the application can be found at

Thursday, February 08, 2018TOBACCO

More Confidential Documents Released

Document Additions
680 new tobacco industry documents were posted today! This includes:
New Papers and Publications
2 new papers were added to the Tobacco Documents Bibliography -
New Features
We have "unboxed" the Actions drop down menu when viewing an individual document. Now instead of clicking on the Actions menu, there are clear icons indicating what you can do with a document (view/download/email/cite). Please let us know how this is working for you.

Friday, January 12, 2018TOBACCO

6000 New Tobacco Documents Posted

6077 new tobacco industry documents were added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library!
The breakdown is:

Friday, December 15, 2017TOBACCO

Over 10,000 Formerly Confidential RJR Documents Posted...

The Library added a total of 10,537 new tobacco industry documents today. This is our final batch of postings for 2017 but we will resume with more documents next month!


Bibliography update:

2 new papers were added to the Tobacco Documents Bibliography bringing the total to 966 publications and papers written using the tobacco documents as a primary resource