Scientists Told To ‘Remain Silent’ On Glyphosate Cancer Findings

WHO orders scientists to stay silent on cancer dangers from glyphosate

The World Health Organization (WHO) have told scientists to stay silent on documents relating to the cancer-causing dangers associated with glyphosate.

In a letter, officials from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) warned scientists against disclosing information from a 2015 study that suggests that Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup is carcinogenic. reports:

The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) distributed a report in early 2015 calling the weed killer “probably carcinogenic.”

Makers of the product say the claim is false, citing their own research into the product.

Since then, several groups using Freedom of Information Laws have asked for documents related to how the IARC decision was made, including scientists on the panel that live and work in the U.S. at U.S. institutions.

In response, the WHO said those documents pertaining to glyphosate research are private and its own property.

Reuters reports some parties are considering a lawsuit seeking to clarify whether that’s the case and if it’s subject to U.S. FOIA laws.

Glyphosate is the key ingredient of Roundup, which is sold by Monsanto.

  • Absolute_Shower

    You just made this up.

  • Mollie Norris

    “the WHO said those documents pertaining to glyphosate research are private and its own property.”: the same excuse the UN IPCC used in refusing to release information on research iused in its reports, and that it simultaneously defined as public information; “peer-reviewed published research”. Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise, in her Citizen’s Audit, found that IPCC’s definition included promotional material published by Greenpeace, and WWF as well as magazine articles, press releases and research reviewed by the researcher and published in the researcher’s journal.. Greenpeace and WWF’s role in the UN IPCC’s ponzi scheme was reinforced through their positions as members of the board of directors of the UN’s UBC Committee for Environmental Grantmaking.