The dissensus among prominent scientific bodies complicates straightforward policy recommendations and regulatory action. Central to this debate, are not only scientific questions of fact-finding, but also the social questions of which facts and studies carry weight, and which do not. Law, policy, and corporate influence may be determinative in coproducing and providing legitimacy to the scientific methods through framing and selecting scientific questions and procedures. Questions of conflict of interest have been raised by experts as well as investigative journalists regarding the processes leading regulatory agencies’ findings.

Such considerations raise systemic questions regarding the regulatory infrastructure through which chemical substances such as glyphosate are authorised: What interests are represented in the process? Are there systemic conflicts of interest? How does the type and provenance of studies reviewed or omitted affect regulatory outcomes?

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