04 Mar '12, 11pm

How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public’s Expense – UCS Report

How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public’s Expense – UCS Report

In an executive summary report released at this year’s Annual Science/AAAS meeting (Feb, 2012, Vancouver, B.C.), the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) lays out five of the primary “methods of abuse” utilized by private corporations “to exert influence at every step of the scientific and policy-making processes, often to shape decisions in their favor or avoid regulation and monitoring of their products and by-products at the public’s expense.” Further, the summary report (‘Heads They Win, Tails We Lose – How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public’s Expense’) asserts that these methods are used to “fundamentally alter the decision-making process and exploit executive branch agencies (such as the EPA and FDA), Congress and the courts.” Corrupting the Science, shaping public perception, restricting agency effectiveness, influencing Congress, and exploiting judicial path...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/03/04/how-corporations-corrupt...

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