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    Default Republicans Threaten to Cut WHO's Funding Which Calls glyphosate "carcinogenic"

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    8 February 2018

    Right-wing lawmakers and industry makers targeted the IARC for its research in 2015 that linked glyphosate to possible cancer in humans.

    Some Republican lawmakers have bashed the International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC, a World Health Organization, WHO, agency and threatened to cut its funding over for calling a widely used herbicide chemical, glyphosate as a possible "carcinogenic" at a House Science Committee hearing.
    Right-wing lawmakers and industry makers targeted the IARC for its research in 2015 that linked glyphosate to possible cancer in humans.
    On Tuesday, a Republican representative from Texas, Lamar Smith, said the health regulating agency's claims were "unsubstantiated" and "not backed by reliable data."

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    Default Re: Republicans Threaten to Cut WHO's Funding Which Calls glyphosate "carcinogenic"

    It's well known ALL politicians profit from lobbyist, like the Chemical Manufacturers Association. So, not surprising lawmakers would go after any organization criticizing a funding source. It's "politics."

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    Default Re: Republicans Threaten to Cut WHO's Funding Which Calls glyphosate "carcinogenic"

    But does the U.S. have the technical or legal ability to cut funding for a single agency within the United Nations? If that's true, it's very worrisome.
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