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Call for probe into alleged harassment of USDA scientists

USDA scientists researching pesticides, notably glyphosate herbicide as well as neonicotinoid insecticides, are being “harassed” by management and finding their work “censored or suppressed,” environmentalist groups say in a letter asking for an official investigation. Sent to USDA Inspector General Phyllis Fong and the leaders of the White House Task Force on Pollinator Health, the letter references allegations published in March by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).


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