Monsanto Spin Doctors Target Cancer Scientist In Flawed Reuters Story

In a well-orchestrated and highly coordinated media coup, Monsanto Co. and friends this week dropped a bombshell on opponents who are seeking to prove that the company’s beloved Roundup herbicide causes cancer. A widely circulated story published June 14 in the global news outlet Reuters (for which I formerly worked) laid out what appeared to be a scandalous story of hidden information and a secretive scientist, “exclusive” revelations that the story said could have altered a critical 2015 classification that associated Monsanto’s Roundup to cancer and triggered waves of lawsuits against Monsanto.

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Of Mice, Monsanto And A Mysterious Tumor

Call it the case of the mysterious mouse tumor. It’s been 34 years since Monsanto Co. presented U.S. regulators with a seemingly routine study analyzing the effects the company’s best-selling herbicide might have on rodents. Now, that study is once again under the microscope, emerging as a potentially pivotal piece of evidence in litigation brought by hundreds of people who claim Monsanto’s weed killer gave them cancer.

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FDA Resumes Testing Foods For Weed Killer, Safety Questions Grow

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has resumed its first-ever endeavor to evaluate how much of a controversial chemical is making its way into the U.S. food supply. And the tests can’t come soon enough as safety concerns about the herbicide known as glyphosate grow.

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Seek And Ye Shall Find: Canadians Report Weed Killer Detected in 30 Percent of Food Tested

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has gone where the U.S. government dares not tread – testing thousands of foods commonly consumed by its citizens for residues of a controversial herbicide linked to cancer. And the findings are less than appetizing.

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Moms Exposed To Monsanto Weed Killer Means Bad Outcomes For Babies

Concerns about the world's most widely used herbicide are taking a new twist as researchers unveil data that indicates pervasive use of Monsanto Co.'s weed killer could be linked to pregnancy problems.

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USDA Drops Plan To Test For Monsanto Weed Killer In Food

Much more research is needed to understand the impact on human health of chronic dietary exposures to pesticides, many say.

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Monsanto Weed Killer Deserves Deeper Scrutiny As Scientific Manipulation Revealed

A series of internal Monsanto Co. documents revealed this week via a court order show that the company’s long-standing claims about the safety of its top-selling Roundup herbicide do not necessarily rely on sound science as the company asserts, but on efforts to manipulate the science.

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Judge Threatens to Sanction Monsanto for Secrecy in Roundup Cancer Litigation

Nearly a year after a mysterious leak of industry-friendly information from the Environmental Protection Agency, many pressing questions remain about the agency’s interactions with agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. and its handling of cancer concerns with Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide. But thanks to a federal court judge in California, we may soon start getting some answers.

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Questions about EPA-Monsanto collusion raised in cancer lawsuits

A new court filing made on behalf of dozens of people claiming Monsanto Co.’s Roundup herbicide gave them cancer includes information about alleged efforts within the Environmental Protection Agency to protect Monsanto’s interests and unfairly aid the agrichemical industry.

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Monsanto’s Mind-Meld; Spin Machine in High Gear

Alternative facts, indeed. Less than two weeks into the presidency of Donald Trump it appears we are seeing the ushering in of a new era of twisted truths, fake news, and selective science. That should be good news to the corporate spin doctors who are deep into a campaign now to try to combat global concerns about the world’s favorite weed killer.

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