“EPA’s pesticide office is out on a limb here—with Monsanto and Bayer and virtually nobody else,” Dr. Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist with the Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in a statement.
“Health agencies and credible non-industry experts who’ve reviewed this question have all found a link between glyphosate and cancer,” she said. “EPA should take the advice of its own science advisers—who have rejected the agency’s no-cancer-risk classification.”
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), in a statement, pointed out:
EWG president Ken Cook on Tuesday called out President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler—both for the glyphosate announcement specifically and the agency’s policies more broadly.
“Today’s decision by Administrator Wheeler, like virtually every one he and the Trump administration make, completely ignores science in favor of polluters like Bayer,” Cook charged.
“This move by EPA should not come as a surprise,” he said. “Under the control of Trump and Wheeler, the agency is virtually incapable of taking steps to protect people from dangerous chemicals like glyphosate.”
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