Journal of Public Health Policy

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 318–326 | Cite as

Roundup litigation discovery documents: implications for public health and journal ethics

  • Sheldon KrimskyEmail author
  • Carey Gillam


This paper reviews the court-released discovery documents obtained from litigation against Monsanto over its herbicide Roundup and through Freedom of Information Act requests (requests to regulatory agencies and public universities in the United States). We sought evidence of corporate malfeasance and undisclosed conflicts of interest with respect to issues of scientific integrity. The findings include evidence of ghostwriting, interference in journal publication, and undue influence of a federal regulatory agency.


Roundup Monsanto Ghost writing Glyphosate IARC EPA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Urban & Environmental Policy & PlanningTufts UniversityMedfordUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Right to KnowOaklandUSA

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