No evidence linking glyphosate, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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A group of farmers is suing Monsanto, the compound’s original developers, because they claim that the company knew of (and deliberately minimized) risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from exposure to [glyphosate]. . . .

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. . . .When you look into the medical literature, the best you can say is that no relationship between these forms of cancer and glyphosate exposure can be established, based on the available evidence. . . .

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As mentioned earlier, the IARC and the EFSA have disagreed about whether there’s any connection at all. . . My own take is that if it’s possible for toxicologists at this level of expertise to be in such disagreement on the subject, then the weight of the evidence must not be very strong. There’s been a recent call for glyphosate to be prioritized in current toxicology evaluations. . .and it’s hard to disagree with that. . . [W]e need to try to settle this question – on the other hand, it’s such a widely used compound that if there were easily quantifiable risks, you’d figure that we wouldn’t still be arguing about it at this point.

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