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How Monsanto Captured the EPA (And Twisted Science) To Keep Glyphosate on the Market

Valerie Brown and Elizabeth Grossman

The EPA was only four years old when glyphosate entered the market in 1974, and the agency was faced with a large collection of chemicals to review. At the time, protocols for toxicology testing were relatively fluid, and it took the EPA until 1986 to finalize its guidelines. Yet the EPA’s analysis of glyphosate still relies heavily on the initial data.