Round-Up on IARC Cancer Classification

acshlogo“Another Party Weighs in on the IARC-Glyphosate Charade,” By American Council on Science and Health.IMG_0065
Thanks to Angela Logomasini’s Safe Chemical Policy News, we learned of another academic organization’s disdain for the methods used by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the WHO, in their process of evaluating the widely-used herbicide, glyphosate, among other pesticides. Better known as Roundup by Monsanto, glyphosate has been increasingly used subsequent to the development of GMOs resistant to the chemical: such plants are “roundup-ready,” being immune to its weed-killing properties. The IARC deliberations were so non-transparent, and violated so many of the strictures of sound epidemiology, that we were compelled to attack it shortly after their conclusions — that glyphosate was reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen — were published. Read More.

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