Monsanto Co. and friends this week dropped a bombshell on opponents who are seeking to prove that the company’s beloved Roundup herbicide causes cancer. They accuse Roundup opponents, via a Reuters article, of concealing information as they all worked together assessing the herbicide glyphosate for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
Authored by Reuters’ reporter Kate Kelland, who has a history of cozy relations with a group partly funded by agrichemical company interests, the piece accused a top epidemiologist from the U.S. National Cancer Institute of failing to share “important” scientific data with other scientists as they all worked together assessing the herbicide glyphosate for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
The target of this accusation is Aaron Blair who led the IARC analysis and it was shared on media around the globe. The Reuters story has many flaws, however, including that its main “independent” source someone who is a paid consultant of Monsanto.
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