The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Off the Grid News Current Events
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