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Glyphosate: Deadly ‘poison,’ or biodiversity protection tool? Environmentalists split over controversial weedkiller

.... [A]way from lawsuits and petitions, there are concerns among some opponents of Australia’s invasive weeds that glyphosate – a ...
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Viewpoint: Ideology, politics pollute the debate over health risks of red meat

For decades there has been a statistical controversy about meat. By statistical I mean it was never a real health ...
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Viewpoint: How hazard-designation agency WHO’s IARC—International Agency for Research on Cancer—misleads regulators and the public

[W]ood dust, solar radiation (the sun), soot, very hot beverages, night shift work and Ginko biloba… can give you cancer ...
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Viewpoint: Trump Administration should cut funding to WHO’s IARC cancer agency

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer] IARC is supposed to be a scientific program that classifies ...
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Ban glyphosate? Environmental chemist debunks ‘flawed’ case against Bayer’s herbicide

Contrary to sensational media reports and class actions, global regulators consider glyphosate not to be carcinogenic. Consequences could be dire ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-chemical ‘activist-legal complex’ fuels public fear of scientific innovation

In his Farewell Address, President Eisenhower warned of the military-industrial complex, a partnership between the military and defense industry that ...
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Viewpoint: How the glyphosate-cancer controversy became a moral crusade—and a threat to scientific progress

Sometimes the clear weight of evidence coupled with a dose of common sense is enough to show what’s right ...
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Podcast: How ‘activist science’ behind IARC’s glyphosate assessment fuels unjustified cancer lawsuits

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a monograph concluding that glyphosate, the active ingredient in ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Roundup game plan’—How ‘environmental’ activists, IARC’s Chris Portier plotted attacks on Monsanto-Bayer to get glyphosate banned and cripple ag biotechnology

The failure to retract the monograph despite overwhelming rejections from the scientific community points to a Glyphosate Gameplan at IARC ...
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Viewpoint: IARC glyphosate-cancer controversy highlights need for tighter conflict of interest rules in science

In recent decades, there has been a growing interest in the scientific community (and beyond) about the possible conflicts of ...
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Viewpoint: Hidden conflicts of interest cripple IARC’s biased glyphosate-cancer evaluation

IARC has no clear understanding of what a conflict of interest is (or doesn’t care) ...
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Viewpoint: How trial lawyers rigged IARC’s cancer monograph program to fuel lawsuits targeting glyphosate, other chemicals

IARC is a troubling example of a UN agency used for personal profit ...
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Strict evidence standards in upcoming glyphosate-cancer trials could yield science-based verdicts, legal analyst says

Three trials in California against Bayer have sided with plaintiffs involving allegations that the glyphosate in the herbicide Roundup causes ...
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India won’t ban glyphosate to stop illegal planting of herbicide-tolerant GMO crops

The government is unlikely to put a ban on the controversial herbicide glyphosate as there is no proven record to ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate-tainted breakfast? Plant geneticist Kevin Folta debunks fear-based CBS Roundup report

Does the network get it right? Not even close, says Folta ...
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As IARC glyphosate-cancer finding draws more scrutiny, WHO rebukes agency for ‘undermining’ other UN chemical safety assessments

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) was once a serious, revered organization with the somber task of tackling ...
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Viewpoint: Defending IARC’s designation of glyphosate as carcinogenic undermines evidence-based science

The apologetics of the decision's defenders are becoming all too predictable ...
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Viewpoint: Politico veers again into pseudoscience and politics with another misleading glyphosate infographic

Once again, a website known for its political coverage proves itself unable to report on science-related issues ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-glyphosate ‘true believers’ circumvent democracy with legal crusade against Bayer’s Roundup weed killer

Between the opportunists and the 'true believers'...which is worse? ...
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Infographic: Global regulatory and health research agencies on whether glyphosate causes cancer

A jury decision, while significant, is not a substitute for scientific research ...
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Predatort Part II: How predatory lawyers, activist scientists hijacked IARC—International Agency for Research on Cancer—for personal profit and ideological vanity

How the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has forsaken academic integrity and knowingly contributes to the Predatort litigation ...
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Viewpoint: Controversy flares over activist ‘predatort lawyers’ who ‘massaged facts’ in the Monsanto-glyphosate case

Lawyers often use a certain breed of self-interested scientist to terrify a jury of vulnerable non-specialists ...
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Viewpoint: Why a jury verdict against Monsanto doesn’t change anything regarding the safety of Roundup herbicide

The common weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) is back in the news after a US court ruled it contributed to a man’s terminal cancer (non-Hodgkin ...
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Viewpoint: Chemophobia epidemic—Fanning fears about trace chemicals obscures real risks and ‘damages public health’

When is a chemical dangerous? This is not a question we consciously ask ourselves much, but in fact, we interrogate ...
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After successful demonization campaign against herbicide glyphosate, anti-GMO activists and environmental groups take aim at atrazine

In July, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued an extensive report that reviewed decades of science and declared that a ...
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Viewpoint: US should cut funding to ‘politically-driven’ IARC cancer agency

[September 19th], Congress passed an appropriations bill that kept funding intact for the .... International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The ...
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