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'No Accident'

So many documents.

So much deception, collusion, corruption.

Try as they might (and they’ve tried mightily), Monsanto lawyers haven’t (yet) been able to hide the treasure trove of documents made public during the ongoing lawsuits (200 of them) filed against the Biotech Giant by people who say exposure to Roundup herbicide caused them or their loved ones to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and that Monsanto covered up the risks.

Fortunately, journalists like Carey Gillam are digging deep into those documents, reporting on Monsanto’s history of deceiving the public about Roundup herbicide, and how EPA officials have been complicit in that deception.

In her latest article, Gillam exposes a collaborative effort by Monsanto and the EPA to scuttle a critical safety review of Roundup. The safety review was supposed to be conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency. ATSDR, along with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is charged with evaluating the potential adverse human health effects from exposures to hazardous substances in the environment.

The ATSDR announced in February 2015, that it planned to publish a toxicological profile of glyphosate (the key active ingredient in Roundup) by October of that year. That review has never been published.

Gillam writes:

The documents reveal this was no accident, no bureaucratic delay, but rather was the result of a collaborative effort between Monsanto and a group of high-ranking EPA officials.

Another corporate coverup. Another example of taxpayer-funded federal agencies serving Corporate America, not you, the public.

Read 'Collusion or Coincidence? Records Show EPA Efforts to Slow Herbicide Review Came in Coordination with Monsanto'

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