Tobacco

Covid 19: How harm reduction advocates and the tobacco industry capitalised on the pandemic to promote nicotine

Scientific papers suggesting that smokers are less likely to fall ill with covid-19 are being discredited as links to the tobacco industry are revealed. By …

Food

Dairy multinational FrieslandCampina finances ‘independent’ science, but only if it leads to increased milk production

FrieslandCampina is the largest private funder of dairy science at Wageningen University & Research, the world’s top agricultural university, based in the Netherlands. The dairy …

Technology

Only one in twenty-five Europeans infected report this through a COVID-19 app

The Dutch CoronaMelder app and its equivalents in other countries are used in around one in twenty-five COVID-19 cases. This has been shown by research …

Technology

Data Covid-19 contact tracing apps

This data below is part of a cross-border investigation into corona-tech, called ‘Spooky Mayfly’. Journalists Dorien Vanmeldert, Tim Verheyden, and Bart Aerts (Belgium), Manon Dillen …

Tobacco

The sheep’s clothing of tobacco giant Philip Morris

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World claims to strive for a ‘smoke-free world’. In reality, founder and financier Philip Morris uses the foundation to influence …

Tobacco

Departments of the Red Cross received money from Philip Morris against instructions

Local offices of the Red Cross accepted more than 3 million dollar in donations from tobacco producer Philip Morris. This goes against the instruction of …

Tobacco

Tobacco giants feel at home in the ‘land of clean skies’

The Investigative Desk has discovered that until 2015 a remarkable amount of money from cigarette manufacturers flowed to Switzerland via the Netherlands. After that year, …

Energy

MH17 no obstacle to concealed gas talks with Putin

When flight MH17 was downed by a Russian missile in 2014, the Netherlands froze diplomatic and trade relations with Russia. At least, to the outside …