“Internal government emails reveal Monsanto owner Bayer and industry lobbyist CropLife America have been working closely with US officials to pressure Mexico into abandoning its intended ban on glyphosate, a pesticide linked to cancer that is the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller.” [Source: theguardian.com]
This is hardly the first time that secret efforts to preserve the multibillion-dollar sales revenue from Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller have been uncovered. Revealing an apparent attempt to hide the serious public health consequences of the chemical, documents published in 2019 suggest Monsanto had engaged in ghostwriting, orchestrated attacks against the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the hiding of scientific data, collusion with government regulators, and other corporate misconduct.
Published online by a US law firm, the 2019 documents form part of a collection known as ‘The Monsanto Papers’. Containing internal Monsanto emails, text messages, company reports, studies, and other key memoranda, the documents provide damning evidence of the extent to which Monsanto has apparently sought to mislead regulators and the public regarding the supposed safety of Roundup.
To learn more about ‘The Monsanto Papers’, read this article on our website.