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Non-Profit Organizations Receiving Corporate Funding 
Index of Non-Profit Organizations Receiving Corporate Funding

Founded “in 1978 to work toward a safer, healthier world. ILSI is a worldwide foundation that is making a difference in public health by advancing the understanding of scientific issues related to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, and the environment. ILSI is governed by an Assembly of Members, which includes one representative from each of its more than 400 member companies, and an elected Board of Trustees of renowned scientists from academia and industry, all of whom volunteer their time and expertise. ILSI members represent the world’s leading manufacturers of food and food ingredients, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer products.” (; September 22, 2000) ILSI has branches in about a dozen other countries/regions.

In 2006, the World Health Organization excluded ILSI from WHO committees that set global standards for food and water supplies because of links between ILSI membership and funding from the commercial sector. (Clapp, Stephen. "ILSI excluded from WHO standard-setting activities," Food Chemical News, 2/13/06).

ILSI has received funding from the alcoholic beverage industry. (Addiction. 2001;96:197-202)

ILSI’s fall, 1996, N.Y. Academy of Science conference on fat substitutes was funded in part by Procter & Gamble (Mother Jones, May/June, 1997, p.14).

Members of ILSI North America:

  • 3M Microbiology
  • Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • BASF Corporation
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • CNS, Inc.
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • ConAgra Foods
  • CTI Foods
  • Danisco USA, Inc.
  • DSM Nutritional Products Inc.
  • DuPont Haskell Laboratory
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Gerber Products Company
  • GlaxoSmithKline Research
  • H.J. Heinz Company
  • Hershey Foods Corporation
  • International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kellogg Company
  • Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Masterfoods USA
  • McCormick & Company, Inc.
  • McNeil Nutritionals
  • Mead Johnson Nutritionals
  • Monsanto Company
  • National Starch and Chemical Company
  • Nestlé USA, Inc.
  • Novozymes North America, Inc.
  • The NutraSweet Company
  • Nutrinova, Inc.
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
  • The Pepsi-Cola Company
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • The Proctor & Gamble Company
  • Red Bull North America
  • Renessen LLC
  • Roche Vitamins, Inc.
  • Ross Products Division/Abbott Laboratories
  • Sethness Products Company
  • Tate & Lyle North America
  • Unilever Bestfoods North America
  • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

(; accessed 4/11/06)

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