That lovely bunch responsible for all your favourite historical deadly chemicals such as Agent Orange & PCB’s are up to their usual tricks. They are being accused of ‘Ghostwriting’ scientific papers to backup their claims that Glyphosate is NOT Cancer causing. Ghostwriting is when a writer is employed to fabricate literature and pass it off as the work of another. Basically, in plain English, 100% deception.
Monsanto Co. was accused in court documents of ghostwriting scientific literature that led a U.S. regulator to conclude a key chemical in its Roundup weed killer shouldn’t be classified as carcinogenic.
Lawyers suing the company on behalf of farmers and others, who claim exposure to glyphosate caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, alleged in a court filing which was partially blacked out until Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency “may be unaware of Monsanto’s deceptive authorship practice.”
The filing was made public by a federal judge in San Francisco handling the litigation. The judge said last month he’s inclined to require a retired EPA official to submit to questioning by plaintiffs’ lawyers who contend he had a “highly suspicious” relationship with Monsanto. The former official oversaw a committee that found insufficient evidence to conclude glyphosate causes cancer and left his job last year after his report was leaked to the press.
The good news is Monsanto failed in their attempt to block the ruling that Glyphosate products should have a cancer warning on the products.
California voters determined there should be a list of cancer-causing chemicals—and Monsanto cannot ignore them. https://t.co/vAz7031rTR
— NRDC (@NRDC) March 13, 2017
The California Office of Environmental Health Health Hazard Assessment proposed to add glyphosate to the Proposition 65 list after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the chemical as a probable human carcinogen in 2015.
“The law requires that certain substances identified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) be listed as known to cause cancer under Proposition 65,” the state agency said in September 2015.
Read more on the ruling at RT News