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Monsanto's Taint on Scientific Studies May Never See The Light in Court

If the plaintiff cannot prove glyphosate is carcinogenic Monsanto's manipulation of scientific data may be suppressed

Friday, January 11, 2019 - A California judge has ruled that in the first phase of the upcoming glyphosate/cancer trial only the scientific evidence that glyphosate causes cancer can be used, and that evidence of Monsanto's corruption and wrongdoings is excluded. If the plaintiff can prove that Roundup causes cancer, a second phase of the case will be heard for the purpose of assessing punitive damages.

Monsanto's case in defending glyphosate hinges on the "so-called independent studies" that have been conducted that have found no connection between glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide with causing cancer, specifically, non-Hodgkins lymphoma. A major part of the plaintiff's case against Monsanto is predicated upon internal company memos that show that Monsanto had a hand in manipulating data, ghostwriting the interpreted results of the studies, and also illegally influenced an EPA official responsible for publishing the agency's final opinion on the studies. Attorneys for the plaintiff argue that the scientific studies and other findings that the defense will point to are tainted by Monsanto's corruptive practices. The judge disagreed.

Documents prove that Monsanto manipulated scientific date denying glyphosate as a carcinogenic, according to the Journal of Public Health. The Journal has obtained thousands of documents using the Freedom of Information Act that allegedly show Monsanto's manipulation of scientific evidence. The journal cites emails that show Monsanto executive discussing ghost writing articles and pawning them off as independent research and that ghostwriting scientific studies should be normal business practice. Monsanto scientist William Heydens talks about how to counter the expected glyphosate cancer-findings from the IARC. According to the Journal of Public Health Policy, Heydens wrote: " ... depending on what comes out of the IARC meeting, we ghost-write the Exposure Tox & Genetox sections. An option would be to add Greim and Kier or Kirkland to have their names on the publication, but we would be keeping the cost down by us doing the writing and they would just edit & sign their names so to speak." National Monsanto Roundup attorneys representing people harmed by roundup herbicide can answer questions in regards to Roundup cancer lawsuit cases.

It is alleged that Monsanto's deception in ghostwriting scientific studies was done in order to manipulate the most important governmental agency of all, the EPA. The second incidence of Monsanto unethically influencing the interpretation of scientific studies came Monsanto toxicology manager David Saltmiras, stated in an email that he "ghostwrote cancer review paper Greim et al. (2015)." In the report, Monsanto is also accused of "influencing the retraction of a scientific peer-reviewed paper, and unduly influencing a member of a federal agency."

It will be much more difficult for the plaintiff to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that glyphosate causes cancer without being able to present evidence as to Monsanto's alleged manipulation of scientific data. Monsanto will point to hundreds of studies that have found no connection between glyphosate and cancer but as internal Monsanto company correspondence indicates, these studies may be tainted.

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