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American Council on Science and Health—Are You Making Health Decisions Based on What This Industry Front Group Says?

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  • There are many dozens of industry front groups masquerading as independent information organizations
  • The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) claims to be an independent research and advocacy organization consisting of “concerned scientists” who are devoted to debunking "junk science"
  • The ACSH has defended everything from fracking to pesticides, bisphenol-A (BPA), and genetically engineered foods
  • ACSH Board of Trustees is filled with people who have direct connections to biotech, pesticide, tobacco, vaccines, and junk food industry-related entities
  • According to the Better Business Bureau, the ACSH does not meet standards for accountability. Questionable practices includes “Insufficient evidence of materials that are accurate, truthful and not misleading”

By Dr. Mercola

There are many dozens of industry front groups masquerading as independent information organizations. I've previously published information about several of them, including the International Food Additives Council (IFAC), the Coalition Against Costly Food Labeling Proposition, the Science Media Centre, and Alliance to Feed the Future.


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