An EPA official bragged about helping Monsanto cover up cancer risks associated with Roundup, a new lawsuit is alleging.
Roundup is one of the best-selling herbicides in the world.
“If I can kill this I should get a medal,” former EPA official Jess Rowland allegedly said in a phone call, discussing a federal investigation into glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup.
At the time, Rowland was a deputy division director in the Environmental Protection Agency’s pesticide division.
The phone call was entered as evidence in a federal lawsuit alleging that glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup cause Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a deadly form of cancer, Bloomberg reported.
Just as significant, Monsanto’s Donna Farmer wrote in a now-public email that “you cannot say that Roundup does not cause cancer … we have not done carcinogenicity studies with Roundup.” The email is now part of the lawsuit.post was originally published on this site