NIH Must Be Transparent, Explain Its Support For, Involvement With ‘Widely Criticized’ U.N. Agency
The Hill: NIH needs public examination after giving millions to rogue U.N. agency
Bruce M. Chassy, professor emeritus of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is being called on the carpet to explain why it gave tens of millions of dollars to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a United Nations agency that has been accused of ‘quackery’ and ‘cherry picking’ its facts. … Congress simply wants the NIH to explain its support and staff involvement with an agency that has been widely criticized for its shoddy science and plagued by questions of bias. Science claims upon which public health policies are set demand transparency, expert review, and demonstrated replicability. … [NIH] must comply with U.S. transparency laws and rectify any internal conflicts that led to U.S. taxpayer dollars funding a rogue U.N. agency…” (10/24).
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