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The US Environmental Protection Agency May Have Relied On Monsanto's Own Studies To Formulate Their Glyphosate Opinion

Health organizations are questioning the efficacy of the studies the EPA used to come to the conclusion that glyphosate is not carcinogenic in humans

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - There are few government agencies that have earned their reputation for excellence and integrity more thoroughly and over a longer period of time than the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the early 1970's then-president Richard M. Nixon proposed forming the environmental protection group which began operations in early 1971, (ironically at a time when the US Army was dumping millions of tons of the carcinogenic herbicide "Agent Orange" another Monsanto brainchild, to defoliate the jungles of Cambodia and North Vietnam, and Laos.) The EPA is looked upon by businesses and individuals in the United States for guidance on numerous product safety issues. The agency's reputation has come under fire recently for their interpretation of the safety of Monsanto's glyphosate. The US EPA's European counterpart, the World Health Organization and specifically a subdivision thereof known as the International Agency for Cancer Research, along with the EPA, have the well-earned reputation for putting the public's health above corporate profit interests when it comes to dangerous products and cancer-causing chemicals. The two agencies are at odds, however, when it comes to the interpretation of scientific evidence claiming to link glyphosate to cancer in humans. Nations across the world issue Roundup cancer warnings and bans due to Monsanto's fraudulent Roundup safety testing that produced falsified results.

European consumer health watchdog, Environmental Sciences Europe (ESE) recently published an article questioning how to the two highly regarded agencies could have arrived at opposite opinions regarding whether or not glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, is carcinogenic or not. According to the ESE article, "The US EPA considers glyphosate as "not likely to be carcinogenic to humans." The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans." The ESE study found several reasons for the differences of opinion.

The first difference between the EPA and the IARC is that 99% of the studies that the EPA relied upon to come to its glyphosate-cancer conclusions were based on "registrant-commissioned, unpublished regulatory studies." These studies have been called into question by documents revealed at a previous glyphosate-cancer trial that show Monsanto "ghost-writing" these studies themselves as a matter of standard operating procedure. The IARC study, on the other hand, "relied mostly on peer-reviewed studies of which 70% were positive (83 of 118), (for cancer)" In addition, the EPA findings failing to take into consideration use of glyphosate by farmers, landscapers, government maintenance personnel, and home property owners and gardeners, stating "typical, general population dietary exposures assuming legal, food-crop uses, and did not take into account, nor address generally higher occupational exposures and risks,"

So important is the squaring of the two diametrically-opposed positions of the agencies on glyphosate cancer that a California judge ruled that only the scientific evidence that glyphosate causes cancer can be presented in the first phase of the upcoming glyphosate/cancer trial. When it is, lawyers for the plaintiff are sure to refute the studies based on the Monsanto's undue influence on the EPA's interpretation of the studies showing glyphosate as non-cancer causing.

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