Exhaustive study exonerates Roundup weedkiller
A couple of weeks ago, the EPA released their final version of an exhaustive examination of all the pieces of research that looked at the toxicity of Glyphosate (Roundup). Roundup is the bete noir of many environmentalists. Extensive attempts have been made to have it banned. To Greenies there is no such thing as a good pesticide or a good weedicide. They just know that. No evidence needed.
To those who have even a nodding acquaintance with the eviidence, it was no surprise what the EPA scientists found. Their report is a book-length document but below is their final summary paragraph:
"Conclusion for Glyphosate
The overall weight of evidence indicates that there is no convincing evidence that glyphosate induces mutations in vivo via the oral route. When administered by i.p. injection, the micronucleus studies were predominantly negative. In the two cases where an increase in micronuclei were reported via this route, the effects occurred above the reported i.p. LD50 for mice and were not observed in other i.p. injection studies at similar or higher doses. While there is limited evidence genotoxic for effects in some in vitro experiments, in vivo effects were given more weight than in vitro effects particularly when the same genetic endpoint was measured, which is consistent with current OECD guidance. The only positive findings reported in vivo were seen at relatively high doses that are not relevant for human health risk assessment"
Note: "In vitro" means an experiment in laboratory glassware. "In vivo" means "in rats and mice".
So news about such a controversial subject would have been splashed all over the media, right? No. Crickets. We had censorship via omission. The title of the report was "Revised Glyphosate Issue Paper: Evaluation of Carcinogenic Potential". Google that and see if you can find any mention of it in major media.