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This morning, the Discover blogger Keith Kloor filed a noisy objection to a Reuters story on a questionable paper alleging harmful effects from Roundup, the trade name of glyphosate, a widely used pesticide from Monsanto.
As Kloor points out, the paper charges that the illnesses “to which glyphosate could plausibly contribute, through its known biosemiotic effects, include inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, depression, ADHD, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, cancer, cachexia, infertility, and developmental malformations.”
When claims are made that a particular substance can cause so many unrelated diseases, we might begin to suspect that it doesn’t cause any of them. (One of Raeburn’s Rules.)
View the original article here: Discover blogger Keith Kloor stumbles into nest of questionable studies and reporting on GMOs and multiple ailments.