Back in March, we highlighted official evidence divulged in unsealed court documents which seemingly revealed collusion between senior executives at the $60 billion ag-chemicals powerhouse, Monsanto, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to kill “inconvenient” research which suggested that Monsanto’s key herbicidal product, RoundUp, might be literally killing people.
We’ve shared the entire sordid tale below but here is one of the key emails from Jess Rowland, the EPA’s Deputy Division Director for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, to a Monsanto executive regarding a piece of damaging research that was pending release:
“If I can kill this I should get a medal.”
Apparently those rather unsettling court documents were all that California needed for the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to add RoundUp’s key ingredient, Glyphosate, to a list of chemicals known to cause cancer. Per Reuters:
Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s (MON. N) popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 27, 2017.