MONSANTO MONOTONOUS MANTRA OF BLAMING OTHERS FOR ITS OWN FAILURES KEEPS SCIENTISTS AWAY FROM PROPAGANDA DICAMBA ‘SUMMIT.’

Monsanto’s serial deployment of shopworn excuse ‘All we know for sure at this point is it’s not our fault’ is losing its charm.
Also, attacking the integrity of honest scientists is not a winning technique. Jim

“Monsanto Co invited dozens of weed scientists to a summit this week to win backing for a controversial herbicide but many have declined, threatening the company’s efforts to convince regulators the product is safe to use…

“The company plans to present data at the summit that it says show user error was behind the damage, contrary to academics’ findings that dicamba products can vaporize and move off target under certain conditions in a process known as volatilization…

“Reuters contacted 10 scientists who were invited. Of these, three said they would attend and seven said they would not, for reasons including scheduling conflicts…

“Monsanto’s critiques of experts follows past accusations by farmers and activists that the company improperly influenced science.

“In March, farmers and others suing Monsanto claimed in court filings that Monsanto employees ghostwrote scientific reports that U.S. regulators relied on to determine that glyphosate, a chemical in its Roundup weed killer, did not cause cancer.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pesticides-monsanto/u-s-scientists-to-skip-monsanto-summit-on-controversial-weed-killer-idUSKCN1C13CK