(This is good news! No, Monsanto won’t take this ruling lying down but let’s hope California becomes the first of many states to outlaw this dangerous and toxic chemical which has been wrecking havoc on people and the environment for more than a decade.)
On Friday, a judge in California tentatively ruled that the state can now require Monsanto to label Roundup (with the main ingredient of glyphosate) as a possible cancer threat. If California does this, they will be the first state to order such labeling. (You can bet Monsanto is seething right now.)
From the article:
“Monsanto attorney Trenton Norris argued in court Friday that the labels would have immediate financial consequences for the company. He said many consumers would see the labels and stop buying Roundup.
The chemical is not restricted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which says it has ‘low toxicity’ and recommends people avoid entering a field for 12 hours after it has been applied.
But the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a Lyon, France-based branch of the U.N. World Health Organization, classified the chemical as a ‘probable human carcinogen.'”
In court, Monsanto contended that California isn’t beholden to what they call an “unelected foreign body with no accountability to the U.S.”.
We will update you once the final ruling comes out.
Source: ABC News