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Friday, December 20, 2019

Season’s Greetings from the UCSF Industry Documents Library!

The UCSF Industry Documents Library staff would like to thank all of you for your continued support and rigorous research into the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents, Drug Industry Documents, Chemical Industry Documents, Food Industry Documents, and new Fossil Fuel Industry Documents collections. Your scholarship has influenced public health policy around the world and produced over 1060 papers and publications using the documents.

Highlights of 2019
14,997,111 documents now up on IDL!

  • Over 52,900 tobacco documents were added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents
  • We added our first collection on JUUL Labs
  • We established an Opioid Litigation documents collection in the Drug Industry Documents Archive with more planned for 2020
  • More than 100 new documents were added to the Chemical Industry Documents Archive, including a new collection on PFAS chemicals which were featured in the 2018 documentary The Devil We Know (and are also the subject of the new Mark Ruffalo film Dark Waters)
  • Our Food Industry Documents Archive more than doubled in size, with over 74,000 new documents added this year. New collections include papers of nutritionists Fredrick J. Stare, Charles Glen King, and Nevin Scrimshaw, as well as subject files from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and records of the BC Sugar Refining Company
  • We built a new Fossil Fuel Industry Documents Archive to house over 1,100 documents from the Climate Investigations Center’s Climate Files project, which detail the fossil fuel industry's research and reaction to anthropogenic climate change beginning in the 1950s to the present.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Industry Documents Library to help us add new collections in 2020!

From all of us at the IDL, we wish you Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year!
Kate, Rachel, Rebecca and Sven
Friday, September 06, 2019

Over 20K new Tobacco, Chemical and Food Industry Documents Posted

Truth Tobacco Industry Documents:

14,914 new documents including -

Chemical Industry Documents:
103 new Roundup Litigation Documents - includes depositions of editors of Critical Reviews in Toxicology and Food and Chemical Toxicology, journals Monsanto regarded as targets for publication planning, along with attached exhibits showing relationship between journals and Monsanto.

Food Industry Documents:
5595 new documents including -

  • New Collection: BC Sugar Company Records - This collection of selected documents from the British Columbia Sugar Refining Company records includes internal 'Sugar Association' documents regarding US and Canadian sugar company strategies around attitudes toward sugar and resultant policy formulation; annual BC Sugar Company reports; corporate employee communications; BC Sugar publications; meeting minutes; and contracts.
  • 5101 new Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) documents
Friday, February 22, 2019

28,000+ New Food and Chemical Industry Documents Uploaded

It's been a busy month for our Food Industry Documents Archive!
  • The New York Times Coca-Cola Collection contains 1700 documents with more to come. Donated by NYT journalist Anahad O'Connor, these documents shed light on the Coca Cola backed non-profit group Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN), an organization that aimed to promote physical activity instead of reduced sugar consumption as a solution to chronic disease and obesity.
  • Over 23,000 new documents were added to the William Darby Papers Collection
  • 3,900 new documents were added to the Great Western Sugar Company Collection

Chemical Industry Documents Archive
We are pleased to announce the addition of the PFAS Collection to our Chemical Industry Documents Archive. This initial set of internal documents, donated by the film team behind "The Devil We Know," discuss the toxicity of C8, pending litigation, and DuPont's messaging around the exposure levels found in the buildings and surrounding areas.

Public Lectures/Talks
We had a number of well-attended and compelling talks showcasing our Food Industry and Chemical Industry Archives last year. We now have the videos of these public events posted permanently under Public Lectures on our Research Tools tab. We hope to continue to provide these talks as new collections and industry archives are added.

Bibliography Additions
New papers added to the Bibliography include:

  • Maani Hessari,Ruskin, McKee & Stuckler. Public Meets Private: Conversations Between Coca-Cola and the CDC. Milbank Quarterly, 2019.
  • Crosbie, Bialous, Glantz. Memoranda of understanding: a tobacco industry strategy to undermine illicit tobacco trade policies. Tobacco Control, 2019.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

800+ New Tobacco and Chemical Industry Documents Posted

New documents have been added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents and the Chemical Industry Documents Archive:
    394 new Agrichemical Industry documents representing additional documents acquired from the Monsanto Roundup cancer cases as well as documents acquired via FOIA requests to the EPA and FDA concerning glyphosate.
Monday, June 04, 2018

New collection of documents on the U.S. EPA and chlorpyrifos

The UCSF Chemical Industry Documents Archive (CIDA) is pleased to post the 'NY Times EPA Collection'.

This collection contains sets of documents obtained by the New York Times through state public records requests and FOIA requests during their investigations into the EPA's recent organizational changes and shift on toxic chemicals, including the 2017 decision to reject a ban on chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Industry Documents Library Bibliography reaches 1000!

The UCSF Industry Documents Library Bibliography reached its 1000th citation this September 2017. The IDL Bibliography is a running list of papers, publications and posts that utilize our Tobacco Industry, Drug Industry and Chemical Industry Documents as primary source materials. See what others have already written; consult the Bibliography first before delving into any new research project.
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