Talk:Monsanto

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Request addition[edit]

Hello,

I was wondering if a segment on Monsanto's ghost writing efforts could be included in the page. Something describing their actions covered in stories like this NPR article: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/15/520250505/emails-reveal-monsantos-tactics-to-defend-glyphosate-against-cancer-fears

Or (less significantly) in this NYT story: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/06/us/food-industry-enlisted-academics-in-gmo-lobbying-war-emails-show.html

I've taken a few attempts at delving into the glyphosate = carcinogen thing, but usually stop short because it's pretty messy already (at least from a wikipedia sourcing standpoint) with one agency fairly erroneously calling it a carcinogen, while other UN agencies disagree with the carcinogen description. The information you are linking to could be included in some fashion, but it would be extremely tricking from a WP:WEIGHT perspective too. Kingofaces43 (talk) 16:39, 29 July 2017 (UTC)
Or this article: 1 Whether it's a carcinogen is debatable. But internal emails prove Monsanto knew it wasn't proven to not be carcinogenic and spun it otherwise. GhostlyApe (talk) 17:46, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

End date of DDT production[edit]

The post WW2 section states when the EPA banned DDT for domestic use, and when Monsanto stopped producing PCBs, but does not state when they ceased producing DDT. It would be good to add that to the article, but I was not able to find a reputable source. The article on DDT mentions that it was produced in the US until 1985, but does not mention Monsanto. JustinBlank (talk) 02:22, 4 August 2017 (UTC)