Judge Rules Glyphosate Doesn’t Require Cancer Warning

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia

A federal judge this week sided with an agriculture coalition issuing a permanent injunction against the California warning requirement of Proposition 65 for glyphosate. The ruling removes the cancer warning on glyphosate.

The judge in the case says providing misleading or false labels to consumers “undermines California’s interest in accurately informing its citizens of health risks.” Two years ago, the same judge ruled government agencies and health organizations that have reviewed studies on glyphosate have found there was no evidence that it caused cancer. The ruling says it would be “misleading at best” to force parties to state on glyphosate-containing products that the products were “known to the state to cause cancer.”

The judge says developments since then “do not change the court’s conclusion.” Lead plaintiff in the case, the National Association of Wheat Growers, welcomed the injunction. The association stated, “this is a great win for wheat growers and farmers across the United States.”

(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)