Established with seed money from the Organic Consumers Association in 2014, U.S. Right to Know is one of the most prominent anti-biotech advocacy groups in North America. The organization is best known for filing Freedom of Information requests to acquire the emails of researchers and popular science writers, which prove, USRTK says, the scientific community conspires with Bayer and other biotech companies to conceal the dangers of their products. These accusation have so far proved to be incorrect. A growing body of evidence suggests that USRTK has collaborated with Russian state-funded media outlets Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik to promote misinformation about the safety of GMOs and widely-used agricultural chemicals, including the popular herbicide glyphosate.
Annual Revenue: $360,885 (2017)
Total Assets $47,829 (2017)
Major Donors (total contributions 2014-present)
Organic Consumers Association: $554,500
Laura and John Arnold Foundation: $198,800
Dr. Bronner’s Family Foundation: $183,000
CrossFit Foundation: $50,000
Westreich Foundation: $25,000
Panta Rhea Foundation: $20,000
Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (Little Acorn Fund – M): $5,000
Contribution totals only reflect publicly reported donors and may not include significant contributions from corporations, litigators and governments, domestic and foreign, through percent of sales agreements and allocations through various arrangements such as state lotteries and aid programs. Many claims by nonprofit organizations that they receive no contributions from governments or corporations are misleading or false.