House committee to grill NIH over financial support for UN IARC agency accused of science bias

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is being called … to explain why it gave tens of millions of dollars to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a United Nations agency that has been accused of “quackery” and “cherry picking” its facts.

The NIH agreed to appear before Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s House Oversight Committee — but only on the condition that the hearing is closed-press and off-limits to the public…

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Congress simply wants the NIH to explain its support and staff involvement with an agency that has been widely criticized for its shoddy science and plagued by questions of bias…

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Because of the IARC’s flawed assessment … glyphosate’s re-approval is now threatened in Europe, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed what should have been an easy re-approval. Losing glyphosate would be a massive blow to American farmers, consumers and the agricultural economy.

Related article:  9 misdirected arguments against GMOs that really reflect modern and organic ag issues

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: NIH needs public examination after giving millions to rogue UN agency

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