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Costly cancer lawsuits may spur search to replace world’s most common weed killer

Science Magazine | By Erik Stokstad “Total fear and shock.” That’s how Andrew Kniss, a weed scientist at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, describes the reaction of farmers to recent courtroom defeats suffered by a leading manufacturer of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide. Agricultural researchers are also worried, he says. They fear […]

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Jackpot Junk Science: Scientists say a weed killer is safe, but a judge excludes evidence.

The Wall Street Journal | By The Editorial Board
After the WHO agency’s determination, the Environmental Protection Agency convened its own panel to review glyphosate. The scientists conducted a “comprehensive systematic review of studies submitted to the agency and available in the open literature,” the EPA’s director of the Office of Pesticide Programs, Richard Keigwin, wrote last year. They concluded “glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic in humans.”