This one concerns the World Health Organization’s cancer agency, which has been caught promoting false claims about the weedkiller glyphosate.
According to a report issued back in 2015 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) there is “sufficient evidence” that glyphosate causes cancer in animals and “limited evidence” it can do so in humans.
As a result, glyphosate was categorized as a “Group 2a carcinogen” – leading to a proposed ban across the European Union beginning next year, as well as mass litigation in the U.S. against its manufacturer Monsanto Corp.
If true, this is huge: it means the weedkiller you and I have been using in our gardens for decades under the brand name RoundUp has been putting us all in deadly danger.
But if it’s untrue, it’s even huger: what it means is that a democratically unaccountable world government agency has been grotesquely abusing its power and its prestige by spreading lies about a popular and useful household product, causing needless injury to Monsanto’s shareholders and impeding the freedoms of all the millions of amateur gardeners and farmers who use it regularly.
And guess what: it’s untrue.
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