Was EPA ruling on glyphosate influenced by Monsanto? Last June in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency declared that glyphosate, a substance found in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, is not an endocrine disruptor.He is about to end up run over, his mother saves him
The EPA ruling on the glyphosate was influenced by the Monsanto? Last June in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency declared that glyphosate, a substance found in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, is not a endocrine disruptor.
However, it seems that the EPA ruling is not entirely independent. Indeed The Intercept he wanted to investigate the matter, based on the Freedom of Information Act, and thus discovered that most of the studies considered by the EPA were financed by the multinational producer of the herbicide Roundup.
Out of 32 studies surveyed by the Environmental Protection Agency, only 5 were actually independently funded, while the other 27 They were conducted with the financial support of the multinational.
Obviously all 27 Monsanto-funded studies claim that glyphosate does not cause endocrine system changes. Instead, three of the independent studies reviewed by the EPA pointed out that even minimal exposures to this substance can cause damage to the endocrine system.
The Intercept highlighted the strong conflict of interest present in this affair and wonders how it is possible that a government agency can rely almost exclusively on studies financed by a multinational to make a decision that can strongly affect the health of citizens and the protection of the environment.
Yet the use of glyphosate is already a major source of health concern, even more so since, a few months ago, theWHO classified it among the potentially carcinogenic substances for humans. In the coming months, the EPA will have to address new issues on the safety of glyphosate. But if the studies under consideration are funded again by Monsanto, the fear is that very little will change compared to the current situation.
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