In a landmark ruling nearly a decade ago, a federal judge ordered tobacco companies to stop lying. After listening to 84 witnesses and perusing tens of thousands of exhibits, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler of the District of Columbia took a year to write a 1,652-page opinion detailing the companies’ elaborate strategy to deny the […]
Category: Science for Sale
Science and opinion have become increasingly conflated, in large part because of corporate influence. Industry-backed research has exploded — often with the aim of obscuring the truth — as government-funded science dwindles.