Monsanto fights report tying herbicide, cancer

March 24, 2015 10:28 PM

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WASHINGTON – Monsanto Co. called on the World Health Organization on Tuesday to withdraw a claim that the most widely used weed killer in the world could cause cancer, with the seed giant accusing the agency of unnecessarily scaring consumers and farmers who use their products.

The St. Louis company, which gets billions in revenue annually from the sale of its corn, soybeans and other seeds designed to withstand glyphosate spray, has asked for a meeting with World Health Organization officials to discuss the findings. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto's popul...

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