Viewpoint: Why is the Guardian publishing anti-GMO activist Carey Gillam’s glyphosate lies?

Carey Gillam is an anti-GMO activist who once wrote for Reuters, but no longer does. An e-mail obtained from a FOIA request shows that her activism may be why. Indeed, Gillam’s work has been described as “polemical, sometimes fraudulent and routinely misleading.”

Any editor worth his or her salt should think twice before allowing Gillam to publish anything, particularly when it comes to GMOs. Alas, that didn’t happen here:

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Literally, the very first sentence of the article is a lie. Gillam wrote: “US government scientists have detected a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods…” That’s a bald-faced lie. Period.

Related article:  Four expert panels say data don't support IARC's classification of glyphosate as carcinogenic

The scientific consensus is that glyphosate does not cause cancer. The EPAFDAEFSA (European Food Safety Authority), and WHO (World Health Organization) all have arrived at the same conclusion. The only odd one out is IARC, a bizarre little outfit inside the WHO. Why? Investigations have revealed that IARC insiders are engaged in scientific fraud and have massive financial conflicts of interest.

Is any of that mentioned in the article? Nope, of course not.

The content of the article is also suspect.

Read full, original post: On Glyphosate, Carey Gillam Keeps Lying Early And Often

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