California lists Roundup ingredient as known carcinogen

California lists Roundup ingredient as known carcinogen

The Monsanto weed control product contains Glyphosate as an active ingredient, a substance considered by the state to be linked to cancer.

July 7, 2017
Fortune Magazine
Industry News Legislation

From Fortune Magazine:

Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto'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 in late June.

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.

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