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Monsanto’s Fingerprints All Over Newsweek Hit Piece

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by Stacy Malkan, US Right to Know

“The campaign for organic food is a deceitful, expensive scam,” according to a January 19th Newsweek article authored by Dr. Henry I. Miller of the Hoover Institution.

If that name sounds familiar — Henry I. Miller — it may be because the New York Times recently revealed a scandal involving Miller: that he had been caught publishing an article ghostwritten by Monsanto under his own name in Forbes. The article, which largely mirrored a draft provided to him by Monsanto, attacked the scientists of the World Health Organization’s cancer panel (IARC) for their decision to list Monsanto’s top-selling chemical, glyphosate, as a probable human carcinogen.

Reporting on an email exchange released in litigation with Monsanto over cancer concerns, the Times’ Danny Hakim wrote:

“Monsanto asked Mr. Miller if he would be interested in writing an article on the topic, and he said, ‘I would be if I could start from a high-quality draft.’”

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