Back in 1985, the EPA classified glyphosate as a Class C carcinogen, and back then the C designation meant it was considered a “possible human carcinogen.” In 1991, the substance was re-classified under the E class, meaning “evidence of non-carcinogenicity in humans.”
What happened between 1985 and 1991 will likely go down in history, one way or the other, thanks to the World Health Organization recent announcement that’s brought glyphosate into an international conversation.
In GMO Truth #7, we examine the mouse study that started the entire Class C debate off, and we look at the fight of sorts that took place between the EPA and Monsanto. We’ll finish the story off in June with GMO Truth #8, where we look at the two rat glyphosate cancer studies that eventually led to the Class E designation.
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GMO TRUTH #7 HIGHLIGHTS
0:45 — Please Subscribe and Rate!
1:10 — Combing through the data and “my sharp wit”
1:40 — The World Changer Twenty
2:20 — New DONATE Button/Widget
2:40 — No patience for dishonest nonprofits!
3:40 — Off the soapbox… and let’s review Glyphosate
4:20 — Gasland II, corporate agendas and government corruption
6:00 — Soapbox put away to stay! 1985 — EPA classifies glyphosate as Class C
6:40 — The 3 key (and unpublished) studies
7:30 — Initial outcome of the mouse study
8:00 — Monsanto refutes the data, but the EPA fights back
9:55 — March 1985, Class C declaration
11:00 — Control group inconsistency?
12:20 — Additional kidney sectioning, a disputed control tumor, and the ultimate tongue-twister
13:45 — 4 more mice with kidney disease
14:15 — Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (the FIFRA SAP, your favorite panel and mine)
15:00 — Class C? No, let’s go with Class D
15:40 — A fair FIFRA?
16:05 — Monsanto calls in doctors and the PWG
16:45 — 3 years of nothing…
17:05 — 1988, still asking Monsanto to re-do the study…
17:35 — Monsanto’s non-compliance
20:10 — “Historical controls” argument re-surfaces, but supports the study!
23:40 — A new rat study poised to give the final answer…
24:55 — Put yourself on the next podcast!
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