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EPA Official Faces Allegation He Tried to “Kill” Investigation into Monsanto’s Roundup

HeadlineMar 17, 2017

An EPA official is facing allegations he sought to stop an investigation into Monsanto’s Roundup. Official Jess Rowland was in charge of testing the cancer risks of the herbicide. But according to a court filing, Rowland reportedly told a Monsanto manager on a conference call in 2015, “If I can kill I should get a medal,” in reference to an investigation into the chemicals in Roundup. A federal judge says Rowland appeared to have a “highly suspicious” relationship with Monsanto. Rowland also oversaw a committee that found there was not enough evidence to conclude glyphosate, one of the key chemicals in Roundup, causes cancer.

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