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Monsanto Article Retracted

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • A meta-analysis of glyphosate found the chemical increases the risk of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41 percent in those with the highest exposure levels
  • Forbes, which has published many articles in defense of Monsanto’s products, then published a scathing review of the meta-analysis by Geoffrey Kabat
  • The Forbes article smeared the study’s authors and the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), made accusations of cherry-picked data and made a number of false statements — all while failing to disclose Kabat’s ties to the industry
  • Forbes then pulled the article, though it can still be found online at another industry-linked site

A meta-analysis of glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world and the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, found the chemical increases the risk of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41 percent in those with the highest exposure levels.

“Overall, in accordance with evidence from experimental animal and mechanistic studies, our current meta-analysis of human epidemiological studies suggests a compelling link between exposures to GBHs [glyphosate-based herbicides] and increased risk for NHL [Non-Hodgkin lymphoma],” the researchers concluded.


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