Alcohol industry funding NIH study into benefits of drinking

An ambitious 10-year study undertaken by the National Institute for Health, which examines whether daily drinking can have positive health effects, is largely funded by the alcohol industry. It raises questions about the integrity of the trial and whether NIH employees broke the agency’s fundraising policies.

Critics in Canada and U.S. lambast WHO cancer agency

Meatpackers in Canada are raising the same question as some U.S. House Republicans: Why does our government fund the International Agency for Research on Cancer? The IARC, based in France, has riled the pesticide and meat industries with recent rulings about the cancer risk of some of their …

House panel questions U.S. support of WHO cancer agency

The National Institutes of Health has given the International Agency for Research on Cancer more than $1.2 million so far this year, says Chairman Jason Chaffetz of the House Oversight Committee. In a letter to the NIH director, Chaffetz blasts the IARC, part of the World Health Organization, for "controversy, retractions and inconsistencies," using its rulings on glyphosate and red meat as examples.

Rockey to head new food and ag research foundation

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), created by the 2014 farm law, has hired Sally Rockey as its executive director. She begins work in September.

Ag needs bigger view to win research money-Glickman

The agriculture sector should broaden its coalitions so it can land more research money, said Dan Glickman, former agriculture secretary, in a speech at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.