Is the US unwittingly funding anti-agriculture and anti-Monsanto conspiracy theories?

| | April 13, 2017
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There is an organization that is using [US] tax dollars and they have replaced fact-based science with conspiracy theories and results-oriented studies. The France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) receives federal tax dollars and pays to forward the conspiracy theory that corporate agriculture causes illnesses when producing food.  The facts don’t prove that theory to be true.

For years, Monsanto has been in an ongoing court battle over the active ingredient found in Roundup, glyphosate, a commonly used weed killer. The battle is clear. One side claims Glyphosate is a harmful product and that that company was founded on greed alone.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs are claiming the Obama-era EPA intentionally tampered with the safety review process of glyphosate to the benefit of industry. They allege Jess Rowland, a 30-year (not politically appointed) EPA scientist who chaired the agency’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee (CARC), single-handedly influenced the regulatory review process in favor of Monsanto while ignoring supposed cancer risks.

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The claim that one person (Rowland) convinced the other 12 scientists on the CARC to sign off on a final report that they didn’t believe in, is like believing the moon landing was videoed in Arizona.

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