Cornucopia’s Take: Despite Monsanto’s continuing objections, California regulators will add glyphosate to the state’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer. The company will have one year from the date of listing to either label their products, such as Roundup, as carcinogens or remove them from shelves. Monsanto has indicated it will pursue further legal challenges.
California to List Herbicide as Cancer-Causing; Monsanto Vows Fight
The New York Times
Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday.
Monsanto vowed to continue its legal fight against the designation, required under a state law known as Proposition 65, and called the decision “unwarranted on the basis of science and the law.”
The listing is the latest legal setback for the seeds and chemicals company, which has faced increasing litigation over glyphosate since the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer said that it is “probably carcinogenic” in a controversial ruling in 2015. Read Full Article »