The American Medical Association’s decision last month to label obesity as a diseasehas provoked a good deal of commentary, much of it critical. In fact, the AMA’s action went against the conclusions of its own Council on Science and Public Health, which had considered the issue over the past year. While no analogy is perfect, in terms of the magnitude of a societal problem, the example of smoking offers a number of points relevant to the discussion of obesity.
In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, issued a report labeling the weed killer glyphosate a “probable carcinogen.” This ruling caused consternation in the scientific and agricultural communities. Glyphosate, which is manufactured by Monsanto and is the active ingredient in the company’s popular Roundup, is one of the most widely-used herbicides worldwide. It is cheap, effective, and has low toxicity.
Converging evidence points to the agency's skewing its glyphosate report to reach a desired conclusionIn March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, issued a report labeling the weed killer glyphosate a “probable carcinogen.” This ruling caused consternation in the scientific and agricultural communities. Glyphosate, which is manufactured by Monsanto and is the active ingredient in the company’s popular Roundup, is one of the most widely-used herbicides worldwide.
How come people like you never take a look at PubMed to see how I spend my time and who I am supported by (NCI, Einstein College of Medicine, etc.)? This does the public a real disservice. But I guess you have to keep plugging your line. https://t.co/8vv31AsTHs
I'm not saying it is definitive - nothing is. It's just the best human data that we have. The animal studies are null and the mechanistic studies are null ACCORDING TO IARC and others. So, as always, in these situations we have to make the most reasonable judgment. https://t.co/TnBTgOwaiv
I am not saying that Monsanto is made up of saints. I am trying to see where the most reliable evidence lies. In addition, I have followed IARC's assessments on a number of different issues, & IARC has its own biases, i.e., extreme precautionary pandering. https://t.co/tm3HdYIo6h
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