“EPA’s pesticide office is out on a limb here—with Monsanto and Bayer and virtually nobody else,” Dr. Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist with the Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in a statement.
“Health agencies and credible non-industry experts who’ve reviewed this question have all found a link between glyphosate and cancer,” she said. “EPA should take the advice of its own science advisers—who have rejected the agency’s no-cancer-risk classification.
A report published in January in the Environmental Sciences Europe documented how the EPA ignored a large number of independent, peer-reviewed studies that link glyphosate to cancer in humans. Instead, the report found, the EPA used research paid for by Monsanto to support the agency’s position that glyphosate is not carcinogenic.”
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“Under the control of Trump and Wheeler, the agency is virtually incapable of taking steps to protect people from dangerous chemicals like glyphosate.”