• June 24, 2020
  • EWG

Siding with Monsanto, California Judge Blocks Cancer Warning Label on Weedkiller Glyphosate


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SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in California has blocked efforts by the state to require cancer warning labels on Bayer-Monsanto’s signature weedkiller, Roundup.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is the most widely used herbicide in the world. In 2015, it was classified as “probably carcinogenic” to people by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC. The IARC has steadfastly defended that decision despite ongoing attacks by Monsanto.

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