|Exclusive: WHO cancer agency asked experts to withhold weedkiller documents|
Reuters - 10/25/2016. By Kate Kelland - The World Health Organization's cancer agency - which is facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens - advised academic experts on one of its review panels not to disclose documents they were asked to release under United States freedom of information laws.
|Organic checkoff goes on the back burner|
Fern’s Ag Insider - 10/20/2016. By Chuck Abbott - The industry proposal for a checkoff program to support organic food and products is moving so slowly at USDA that the Obama administration will probably leave office before producers vote on it. The Organic Trade Association submitted its proposal in May 2015 and as recently as this summer hoped for a referendum this year to establish the producer-funded research and promotion program. (subscription required)
|EPA Bows to Chemical Industry in Delay of Glyphosate Cancer Review|
Huffington Post - 10/19/2016. By Carey Gillam - This might have been a tough week for Monsanto Co. The Environmental Protection Agency was slated to hold four days of public meetings focused on essentially one question: Is glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide and the lynchpin to Monsanto’s fortunes, as safe as Monsanto has spent 40 years telling us it is?