Reeling from California’s decision to ban glyphosate, fearful of ‘re-evaluation’ by EU and US regulators, and facing ruinous cancer claims in federal courts, the US chemical industry are fighting back, writes Carey Gillam. Their key argument: don’t trust independent doctors and scientists – trust us! And as they just told a California court, profit must come before people.
“Industry campaigners insist that those making money from chemicals are more trustworthy than scientists studying the causes of cancer. Their rationale is clear: It’s not about protecting public health, it’s about protecting corporate profits.”