A California judge has ruled that state health officials can require Monsanto to include a cancer warning on the labeling of its Roundup weed killer.
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What’s the Problem?
January 30, 2017 – If California carries out the proposal, it would be the first state in the U.S. to require such strict labeling for Monsanto Roundup, the most widely-used agricultural chemical on earth.
Monsanto rejects any health risk associated with Roundup, and sued California to block the proposed labeling, claiming that it unconstitutionally made its claims based on an international health organization based which concluded that glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup and hundreds of other widely-used herbicides — is “probably carcinogenic.”
A study conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found “limited evidence” linking glyphosate exposures to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, in humans. Roundup has also made made headlines for its widespread use on genetically modified seeds and studies that link the weed killer to antibiotics resistance and hormone disruption.
Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Kapetan still must issue a formal decision, which she said would come soon. California regulators are waiting for the formal ruling before moving forward with the warnings. Once a chemical is added to a list of probable carcinogens, the manufacturer has a year before it must attach the label.
With so much suspicion surrounding Monsanto due to its dubious track record, and the numerous study linking Roundup to cancer and many other serious health risks, the ruling is being applauded by many as a victory for the people against the widely-criticized agrochemical giant.
Do I Have a Roundup Lawsuit?
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