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On both sides of the Atlantic a battle is raging between starkly opposed views of what science tells us about risks to our health emanating from our surroundings, including our food, water, and the wider environment.

This battle often pits advocates, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), politicians, and partisan scientists, who have little ability or inclination to evaluate the evidence on its merits, against scientists and regulators who confine themselves to evaluating the evidence but are typically characterized as corrupt apologists for industry. Unfortunately, confining oneself to the scientific issues simply does not have the same impact in the public arena as holding up the specter of an imminent threat to our well-being, and the less sensationalist party in this lop-sided contest is often left to tear its hair out in frustration.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/geoffreykabat/2016/11/21/while-unlikely-to-be-carcinogenic-the-herbicide-glyphosate-is-a-symptom-of-a-deep-social-pathology/#7e624f515c46

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    • PRO Supplier

      He didn't deal very well with that situation! He shouldn't have said he would be happy to drink it if he actually wasn't.

      I guess he could have compared it to shampoo; safe to use on our bodies but you wouldn't want to drink it.

    • I'm sure smoking is far more carcinogenic than exposure to any of these but do they ban it? :)  Sometimes it amazes me when I see people worrying about exposure to various chemicals/exhaust fumes etc whilst puffing on their fags!!

      • PRO
        I think people spend far too much time worrying.
        In the scheme of things I'm more worried about driving the school run than glyphosate!
    • PRO
      So they used a bit of old data...... it concerns me that there is no up to date study
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