EPA Approved Roundup Based On Bogus Studies, Jury Told

Law360 (April 17, 2019, 10:30 PM EDT) -- An agricultural economist told a California jury Wednesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the weedkiller Roundup in the 1970s based on fraudulent cancer studies implicated in the wake of the "largest scandal of pesticides in the U.S.," in testimony that sparked dozens of objections from Monsanto's lawyers.

Charles Benbrook said during the trial that the EPA initially approved Roundup's active ingredient, glyphosate, in the early 1970s based on four studies conducted by Industrial Bio-Test Laboratories. But in 1976, he said, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discovered that IBT had conducted the studies fraudulently and that the data was invalid....

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