The World Health Organization's cancer research agency (IARC) classified Monsanto's favorite weedkiller chemical as a probable cause of cancer. Now Monsanto is declaring war on the World Health Organization.
The European Union is currently considering whether to allow the sale of glyphosate for another ten years.
So now Monsanto has launched a desperate smear campaign attacking IARC scientists as "corrupt" because the scientists didn't accept the findings of a series of Monsanto-funded studies which said glyphosate is safe.
This is just another example of the agrigiant trying to steamroll agencies, the public, and science itself in order to get its way. Will you chip in monthly to help us fight Monsanto?
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