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Monsanto Fights Back Over Inclusion of Glyphosate as Cancer Causing

An agricultural group led by Monsanto is fighting against glyphosate's inclusion on California's Prop 65 list of chemicals that cause cancer

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - Monsanto recently filed a complaint in Federal Court to have the chemical glyphosate removed from inclusion in the State of California's list of chemicals that cause cancer. Monsanto was joined by the National Association of Wheat Growers, National Corn Growers Association, United States Durum Growers Association and about a dozen other Midwestern state governments and farming associations to denounce the implication that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, causes cancer in humans. U.S. District Court Judge William B. Shubb ruled in favor of Monsanto and the other named plaintiffs. Monsanto will not be required to add a warning label to Roundup Ready sold in California but the chemical will remain on the state's list of cancer-causing chemicals pending a final outcome.

The original Monsanto complaint alleged that inclusion of glyphosate in the list violates first amendment free speech rights and that the manner in which the California agency determines which chemicals make the list is unconstitutional. The California health and safety code mandates that chemicals listed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) are automatically included in California's list. The IARC is an international agency based in Lyon, France and is division of the World Health Organization. The IARC concluded in March of 2015 that glyphosate is, "probably carcinogenic." Attorneys for the group headed by Monsanto argued that the EPA recently issued a health risk assessment that cleared glyphosate of any link to cancer in humans.

The court ruled against Monsanto on nearly every point. The first is that the method by which OEHHA determines what chemicals get on the list is not an unconstitutional delegation of authority. The court also determined that glyphosate's inclusion did not violate California's article 12 since the IARC is not a private corporation and that the IARC has no financial interest in the outcome of its studies and investigations. Finally, Monsanto's claims that inclusion in the list violated their first amendment right to free speech were rejected on the grounds that merely being included on the list didn't require the company to put a warning label on their products. Monsanto attorneys are offering help to those families and individuals affected by roundup cancer and side effects.

About California's Proposition 65

As per, 'California's Proposition 65, also called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act was enacted in 1986. It is intended to help Californians make informed decisions about protecting themselves from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm." When a chemical makes it to the list, retailers that offer products that contain the chemical must post a sign at their entrance alerting consumers that they sell products that cause cancer. In addition, marketers of the products must include a cancer warning label to alert California consumers that the product causes cancer using the warning language:

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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