Wednesday, May 11, 2016

EPA Hides Unfavorable Study

EPA immediately yanks study showing weed killer doesn’t cause cancer
The Environmental Protection Agency recently did, in fact, release a study which shows that glyphosate – the primary ingredient in general purpose week killers like Roundup – is not carcinogenic. Then, for reasons which are not yet entirely clear, they almost immediately pulled it down from their web site. This caught the attention of The Daily Caller.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials were quick to take off the internet a report debunking claims made by activists and United Nations officials that the chemical compound used to kill weeds is cancer causing.
EPA pulled the report by their cancer assessment review committee, or CARC, after it had been “inadvertently” published online Friday, the agency told Reuters. EPA said the CARC report was “not final” and subsequent steps of review were needed before it could be published online. It was taken offline Monday afternoon.
CARC’s report, however, has already caused an uproar among environmentalists who want to see the chemical glyphosate, commonly found in weed killers and fertilizers, banned. Activists commonly cite a 2015 report by the United Nations’ International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic in humans.”
Ah, it’s all becoming more clear now. The same groups that want to ban GMO foods have gotten on board with the United Nations for a study they published which said that glyphosate might cause cancer in humans. This study contradicted those findings, saying that some of the tests couldn’t even be reproduced, and their findings matched up with four other studies which the IARC ignored including one from the European Food Safety Authority. All of these found a negative correlation.
Science is great. Until it doesn't show what you want it to. Then you might have to send it back to have the data "adjusted."

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