When it comes to Roundup and cancer, everybody’s lobbying the regulators
Legal NewsLine | By Daniel Fisher
Plaintiff-lawyer lobbying over glyphosate continues. An unusual news release by Health Canada in January reveals how much pressure one plaintiff lawyer, Brent Wisner, has brought against the Canadian agency responsible for evaluating the safety of drugs and pesticides. In it, Health Canada said it had rejected objections to its refusal to reclassify glyphosate that were filed by eight groups allied with Wisner’s law firm.
“Our scientists left no stone unturned in conducting this review,” Health Canada said. “No pesticide regulatory authority in the world currently considers glyphosate to be a cancer risk to humans at the levels at which humans are currently exposed.”