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Researchers accuse German authority of plagiarism in glyphosate review

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By Stefan Grobe
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Researchers accuse German authority of plagiarism in glyphosate review

EU regulators based a decision to relicense the controversial weedkiller glyphosate on an assessment plagiarised from industry reports.

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

The study’s findings have been released hours before a parliamentary vote on tightening independent scrutiny of the pesticides approvals process.