Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.
This article focuses on the lack of effort that the food industry puts toward using more recyclable and compostable packaging. The groups, As You Sow and the Natural Resources Defense Council, published the report, which analyzed 47 companies according to four criteria: source reduction, or switching to reusable packaging; recycled content; recyclability and materials used; […]
In Arizona on December 16, 2013, detective Sean Pearce, son of ex-State Senator Russell Pearce, was pursuing a suspect when he crashed into 63- year old John Harding’s SUV. Pearce was driving forty mph over the speed limit in an unmarked car, and the lights and sirens were off. Pearce smashed into Harding at an […]
Sergio Canavero, a neurologist in Turin, Italy, has recently published a paper on the possibilities of performing a full-body transplant. The idea is to graft a living head of a patient who has severe physical impairments to a donor body, and if successful it will give the patient a better quality of life and even […]
Roman Chapa, a veteran jockey, is being held to felony charges after being accused of using electric shock on his horse during a race. On January 17th, 2015, Chapa and his thoroughbred, Quiet Acceleration, were racing in the Sam Houston Race Park at the Richard King Stakes. The duo were holding fifth place, until Quiet […]
“India’s Daughter,” a documentary from Leslee Udwin focusing primarily on the December 2012 gang-rape of Jyoti Singh, was intended to air on BBC to launch a campaign on violence against the women of India. According to Udwin, the documentary was to be shown to 20 million schoolchildren in an effort to educate them on issues […]