Cancer Pro To Monsanto Jury: Pesticide Study Critique 'Idiotic'

By Cara Bayles (July 18, 2018, 10:43 PM EDT) -- A renowned cancer expert defended a World Health Organization finding that the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup probably causes lymphoma and rejected as "idiotic" accusations that WHO thinks everything causes cancer, during testimony Wednesday in a landmark California jury trial over claims pesticides caused a retired groundskeeper's lymphoma.

Alfred Neugut, a medical oncologist, cancer epidemiologist and professor at Columbia University, sought to answer criticism of the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer, which found in 2015 that glyphosate — the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and Ranger Pro products — is a "probable carcinogen." Much of the trial thus far...

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