EPA 'Amazingly Wrong' On Roundup Cancer Risk, Jury Hears

By Cara Bayles (July 13, 2018, 9:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was "amazingly wrong" when it found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer, was not a likely carcinogen, a former National Institutes of Health scientist told a California jury Friday during a landmark trial over claims the herbicide caused a retired groundskeeper's lymphoma.

Christopher Portier, former director of the Office of Risk Assessment Research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, said the EPA ignored a large body of animal data when it came to the conclusion that glyphosate is not toxic.

Portier had served in an advisory role when the World...

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