13 Aug '17, 6am

Republicans Rush to Monsanto's Aid Touting Industry-Biased Reuters Report #glyphosate

Republicans Rush to Monsanto's Aid Touting Industry-Biased Reuters Report #glyphosate

In their latest attempt to shield Monsanto from accountability, House Republicans have seized upon the flawed and biased reporting of a Reuters journalist whose work has emerged as a key lobbying tool for the embattled agrichemical company as it faces lawsuits , regulatory threats and a wave of awful press coverage about allegations of improper influence over research . On Tuesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy demanded answers about “possibly withheld information” that “could change” a cancer panel’s decision to list glyphosate, the main chemical in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, as a probable human carcinogen. Gowdy’s letter was heavily referenced with one source: a June 14 Reuters article by Kate Kelland. But the Kelland article that drove Rep. Gowdy’s lobbying was deeply flawed and contained errors Reuters has refused to correct. What’s more, as I report...

Full article: https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/republicans-rush-mo...

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