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Canada Backs Glyphosate Again After Tainted Science Complaint

Jan. 14, 2019, 11:32 PM

Canada’s health authority defended its approval of a popular herbicide characterized as a possible carcinogen after environmental groups complained about improper industry interference in the government’s review.

Scientific studies that the groups say were undermined by industry meddling didn’t affect Health Canada’s decision to approve glyphosate’s use for 15 years in 2017, the department said in documents released Jan. 14.

“Our scientists left no stone unturned in conducting this review,” Health Canada said in a Jan. 11 statement, ahead of the documents’ release.

Glyphosate, used widely to control weeds, has received significant negative attention since the World Health Organization’s ...