Volume 96 Issue 7 | p. 13 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 12, 2018

Global cancer agency’s funding in the crosshairs

U.S. Congress investigates science underlying glyphosate assessment
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Pesticides, glyphosate, Monsanto

Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are threatening to withhold funding from the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The U.S. provides about $2.0 million, or about 7.4% of IARC’s annual budget.

At issue is a 2015 IARC assessment that classifies the . . .

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