EU glyphosate approval was based on plagiarised Monsanto text, report finds

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Study for European parliament ‘explains why EU assessors brushed off warnings of pesticide’s dangers’, says MEP

EU regulators based a decision to relicense the controversial weedkiller glyphosate on an assessment plagiarised from industry reports, according to a report for the European parliament.

A crossparty group of MEPs commissioned an investigation into claims, revealed by the Guardian, that Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) copy-and-pasted tracts from Monsanto studies.

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