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Judge in federal prop 65 case rules in favor of Bayer regarding glyphosate, the active ingredient in many Roundup® brand weed killers.
This article from Bloomberg discusses how Roundup® Brand Products do not require a label in California warning consumers that glyphosate is known to cause cancer. Glyphosate is the main ingredient in many of the brand’s weed-killing products.
A California federal judge wrote: “The statement that glyphosate is ‘known to the state of California to cause cancer’ is misleading. The evidence does not support a cancer-warning requirement for glyphosate-based products, which farmers all over the world depend on to control weeds, practice sustainable farming, and bring their products to market efficiently.”
The judge goes on to say that all the regulators the court knows of has ample evidence, contrary to IARC, supporting the conclusion that glyphosate does not cause cancer or that there is an insufficient causal connection to show that it does.
The judge ruled in favor of Bayer and the coalition of other plaintiffs, blocking the state of California from requiring misleading Prop 65 warning labels on glyphosate-based weed-killing products.