30 Apr '14, 4pm

Glyphosate is a disaster for human health

Glyphosate is a disaster for human health

For the testicular tumors, EPA accepted the interpretation of an industry pathologist who said that the incidence in treated groups (12%) was similar to those observed in other control (not glyphosate-fed) rat feeding studies (4.5%). [This is a blatant, illicit use of controls ]. For the thyroid cancer, EPA stated that it was not possible to consistently distinguish between cancers and tumors of this type, so that the incidences of the two should be considered together [a questionable manipulation of data ]. The combined data are not statistically significant. For the kidney tumors, the registrants reexamined slides of kidney tissue, finding an additional tumor in untreated mice so that statistical significance was lost. This was despite a memo from EPA's pathologist stating that the lesion in question was not really a tumor [and hence amounts to a falsification of data ]....

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