Republican House Committee Chair Questions U.S. Funding Of IARC Over Agency’s Finding Glyphosate Qualifies As Probable Carcinogen

Associated Press: GOP lawmakers take aim at WHO agency over Roundup ingredient
“Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization’s cancer research program over its finding that the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith … said he has serious concerns about anti-industry bias and a lack of transparency within the program, which is based in Lyon, France…” (Biesecker, 2/6).

The Hill: GOP chairman questions U.S. funding for international cancer research agency
“…Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) called the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) conclusions on the pesticide glyphosate ‘unsubstantiated’ and ‘not backed by reliable data.’ He also accused the agency of using ‘cherry-picked’ information. … The hearing focused on a 2015 conclusion from IARC that found that glyphosate, an extremely common pesticide sold by Monsanto Co. as Roundup, is ‘probably carcinogenic to humans.’ That finding contrasts with studies by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and government researchers in Canada and Europe…” (Cama, 2/6).

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