No carcinogen warning required on glyphosate label

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States has told pesticide registrants it won't allow them to label glyphosate-based products with warnings saying the chemical, the active ingredient in Roundup, is carcinogenic.

 

"It is irresponsible to require labels on products that are inaccurate when EPA knows the product does not pose a cancer risk," EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler said. 

 

To view the EPA statement click here

 

California's Proposition 65 law required the warning label two years ago, but a federal judge called it "factually inaccurate and controversial" in a decision that stopped California from implementing the requirement. 

 

Roundup registrant Bayer called EPA's announcement "fully consistent with the science-based conclusions reached by the agency and leading health regulators worldwide for more than four decades, that glyphosate-based herbicides can be used safely as labelled, and that glyphosate is not carcinogenic." 

 

Glyphosate was a mainstay in Monsanto’s product portfolio, used on genetically engineered crops such as corn, soybeans, canola and sugarbeets to tolerate spraying by the weedkiller. Monsanto is now owned by Bayer. 

 

 

Source:  AgriMarketing August 12, 2019 newsletter 

Publish date: 
Monday, August 12, 2019

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