/ June 8, 2016 /
Just a little over a year ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) made headlines around the world by finding that the common weed killer glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup®, is “probably carcinogenic.”
That controversial finding packed a wallop because glyphosate is a staple for food growers today. The ramifications for farmers, food companies and nearly everybody who eats were – and are – enormous.
At the time, my company and many others protested that the finding by IARC – a French-based affiliate of the World Health Organization (WHO) – was without merit. We cited “the overwhelming weight of evidence on the other side.” We noted the absence even of a mechanism for glyphosate to cause cancer in humans. And we highlighted the fact that regulatory agencies all over the world had looked at the same studies reviewed by IARC (and more, because IARC limited the scope of their review to a small amount of self-selected data) and arrived at the opposite conclusion: Glyphosate is not a carcinogen.
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