Part I: Carey Gillam — Reporter turned organic propagandist who twists science in campaign to discredit biotechnology and conventional agriculture – Genetic Literacy Project

With links to the Church of Scientology, anti-vaccine glyphosate litigator Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Organic Consumers Association, US Right to Know, and Environmental Working Group, Carey Gillam has led the effort by organic promoters to discredit GMOs, glyphosate, and other agri-technological tools positioned to address climate change. Here’s her story… and why she does it.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/27/part-1-carey-gillam-reporter-turned-organic-propagandist-who-twists-science-in-her-campaign-to-discredit-biotechnology-and-conventional-agriculture/

Viewpoint: Judge finds glyphosate is a likely carcinogen? Distinguishing between judicial decisions and science (they are not the same!) – Genetic Literacy Project

A high-profile judicial decision in a federal appeals case has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revisit its finding that glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, does not pose a health risk for people who use it as directed. Circuit Judge Michelle Friedland asserted that the EPA’s finding “was not supported by substantial evidence.” Is that so? To date, the EPA, along with hundreds of scientific studies, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses published in peer-reviewed journals, have found no link between levels of exposure to glyphosate found in real-life settings (e.g., farming, landscaping, home garden maintenance, human consumption of food that had been sprayed with the herbicide) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The issue has been thoroughly studied, reviewed, and analyzed by scientific experts over the span of many decades. We recently funded an independent critical review of eight meta-analyses, which was conducted by SciPinion and published in the Journal of Toxicology and Risk Assessment. The panel of senior scientists found low confidence that any of the studies demonstrate
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/13/viewpoint-judge-finds-glyphosate-is-a-likely-carcinogen-distinguishing-between-judicial-decisions-and-science-they-are-not-the-same/

Viewpoint: Glyphosate class action cases — Will the Supreme Court rein in California’s lax rules on junk science? – Genetic Literacy Project

One tactic California trial lawyers finessed is the use of questionable scientific evidence in trials, sometimes called “junk science.” Now, the state’s
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/01/14/viewpoint-glyphosate-class-action-cases-will-the-supreme-court-rein-in-californias-lax-rules-on-junk-science/

Viewpoint: Dissecting the misguided demonization of glyphosate, one of the world’s most effective and safest weedkillers – Genetic Literacy Project

Social media’s coverage of glyphosate has been on a par with that for the Covid vaccine – misunderstandings, mistruths and alarmist activist statements
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/01/12/viewpoint-dissecting-the-misguided-demonization-of-glyphosate-one-of-the-worlds-most-effective-and-safest-weedkillers/

Viewpoint: European political opposition to genetically modified crops softens while US anti-glyphosate hysteria rages – Genetic Literacy Project

Unlike America, Europe has traditionally been highly cautious of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – specifically, crops for animal feed and human
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Viewpoint: Politics — not science — driving Canadian policy decisions over glyphosate and other agricultural tools – Genetic Literacy Project

Ahead of a federal election call, three Canadian federal ministers called a halt to a process that would likely have yielded quick results on increasing
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/09/01/viewpoint-politics-not-science-driving-canadian-policy-decisions-over-glyphosate-and-other-agricultural-tools/

‘We have to be profitable’: French winegrowers protest costly glyphosate weedkiller restrictions | Genetic Literacy Project

Three hundred winegrowers gathered in Narbonne at the call of the winegrowers’ union and the FDSEA. They were protesting the implementation in 2021 of new
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/12/09/we-have-to-be-profitable-french-winegrowers-protest-costly-glyphosate-weedkiller-restrictions/

Viewpoint: Mexico’s ‘cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face’ glyphosate ban — Why prohibiting one of the safest herbicides in the world will dramatically increase the use of a demonstrably more harmful alternative | Genetic Literacy Project

It appears that the proposed Mexican government plan to ban all genetically engineered corn and the widely used herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) will go into
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/06/01/viewpoint-mexicos-cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face-glyphosate-ban-why-dont-we-ban-one-of-the-safest-herbicides-in-the-world-which-will-dramatically-increase-the-use-of-a-demonstra/

Glyphosate on trial: In an ‘unequal contest’ between science and emotion, can evidence overcome pesticide-cancer fears? | Genetic Literacy Project

Recently, I was asked to speak about the weedkiller glyphosate on Radio Colombia. As is often the case with media appearances, I didn’t know what to expect
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/03/16/glyphosate-on-trial-in-an-unequal-contest-between-evidence-and-emotion-can-evidence-overcome-pesticide-fears/