Skip to comments.EPA Colluded with Monsanto to Slow Safety Review of the Herbicide Glyphosate (Under Obama)
Posted on 08/21/2017 12:20:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Multiple EPA officials colluded with Monsanto to slow a safety review of the companys glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup, according to email communications obtained by Freedom of Information Act requests.
Monsanto officials first reached out to the EPA in early 2015 regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions planned toxicology review of the herbicide, which the CDC said would be published by October 2015. This review has yet to be published, something EcoWatch notes was no accident, no bureaucratic delay, but rather was the result of a collaborative effort between Monsanto and a group of high-ranking EPA officials.
The emails, sent just weeks after the World Health Organizations International Agency for Research on Cancer had declared glyphosate a probable human carcinogen, show that shortly after Monsantos Michael Dykes reached out to the EPAs Jim Jones regarding the CDCs planned review, Jones contacted Dr. Patrick Breysse, the director of the CDCs National Center for Environmental Health, noting that the EPAs own risk assessment of glyphosate was nearly complete and might render the CDCs assessment redundant. In his email, Jones questioned whether two separate assessments were a good use of government resources. After several months of correspondence, the CDCs report was placed on hold.
I think its very clear that EPA officials and Monsanto employees worked together to accomplish a goal of stopping that analysis, Brent Wisner, a lawyer representing many of the cancer victims who are suing Monsanto, told EcoWatch. That is collusion. I dont know what else youd call that.
The following year, the EPA released a cancer assessment report contradicting the findings of the IARC, declaring that glyphosate was not likely to cause cancer.
In late July of this year, a New Zealand Green Party report revealed local scientists were highly critical of the EPAs review.
Its really unclear to me why the EPA decided to essentially ignore the IARC report, commission a report by a single author who is just not able to provide the same level of expertise as 17 experts across the globe and then come up with different conclusions, Jeroen Douwes, director of Massey Universitys centre for Public Health Research, told Radio New Zealand, adding that he wasnt sure if the EPA was bowing to outside influence or otherwise incompetent.
These are only the latest FOIA-obtained documents that show collusion between Monsanto and outside entities to hide the dangers of glyphosate. More than 75 documents released by the law firm Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman during the lawsuit against Monsanto on behalf of people who have become ill with non-Hodgkin lymphoma as a result of exposure to the companys Roundup product show that Monsanto was aware of the dangers of Roundup and colluded with academics as well as with the news media to hide these dangers from the public.
Kind of like the story of how dupont lobbied to get freon banned...
their patent was expiring and they hoped to corner the market on the substitutes.
You cannot trust any governmental agencies. They seem ALL to have been purchased by our enemies.
Just like we name stadiums we might as well start naming our govt departments.
The Monsanto EPA
The Merck FDA
The Gambino FBI
More specifically, it was Freon 12 that if one remembers was the root cause for the ‘holes’ in the ozone layer. They already had 134A standing by and ready to go.
As a side note, if the stories of ozone ‘holes’ or more realistically thinning were to be checked out, it was always at the poles and always when a particular pole was in its cold season. The main ingredient for generating ozone is, UV rays from the sun. What is in short supply in the cold seasons for each pole?
In this case “collusion” between partners in crime Monsanto, and the Obama EPA means money has been exchanged.
Makes no sense...EPA is supposed to hate big businesses.
Zero and Jarrett kinda quiet lately no?
You can have my Round-Up when you pry the pump-sprayer out of my cold, dead hands.
I use ULTRA KILL.
I can only find it a LOWES.
Check it out
Same exact ingredient %ages at a fraction of the cost.
Its the same mix 1.5 oz per gal for regular weeds and grasses.
I use 2 per oz for bittersweet,florarosa and autumn olive, all asian invasives
I use a gallon a year around here.
Home Depot has their own brand they sell under the HDX label.
Ortho also has the same chemical/salt marketed under the name “Ground Clear” formerly “Triox”.
Same chemical, higher percentage, lower price. You are not paying for the advertising budget for “Roundup”. Similar to buying Scotts fertilizer.
Roundup is a weed killer. Apparently the notion of using it on food crops is something new. There is a lot of evidence it may be what’s making the wheat crop of this country undigestable and causing the current epidemic of so-called gluten intolerance - which may have nothing to do with gluten. The Roundup, considered safe for human consumption, kills the gut bacteria and interferes with digestion. I had not known it was a probable carcinogen until now.
This is why I eat so much less bread now, I think.
Thanks...I’ll look for that. I’ve got some Bermuda grass I’ve been trying to get rid of. Roundup ain’t getting it.
Have you any scientifically defensible research to support that claim?
Isn’t it Monsanto that’s created Round-Up tolerant wheat...even suing farmers of they use it without Monsanto’s permission (paying for it)?
The good news is that under Trump a lot of these ‘studies’ will be done away with.
I have found the HDX brand too, and like it for the higher percentage active ingredient. Last fall I got it at a clearance price and stocked up.
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