Biden shores up scientific integrity across US agencies

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“US president Joe Biden has ordered a wide-ranging review of scientific integrity across government agencies, including looking for evidence of “improper political interference” in research.

But the Biden administration has already come under scrutiny for its commitment to scientific integrity. The pressure group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility accused Tom Vilsack, Biden’s pick to head up the US Department of Agriculture, of interfering with scientific work “that big agriculture found bothersome” during his previous stint as agriculture secretary under former president Barack Obama.”

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