Judge Rules Cancer Warning Label On Weed Killer Would Be Misleading
Only one health organization has found that the substance in question, glyphosate, causes cancer. The judge has blocked the warning label requirements from going into place in California.
The Associated Press:
US Judge Blocks Weed-Killer Warning Label In California
A U.S. judge blocked California from requiring that the popular weed-killer Roundup carry a label stating that it is known to cause cancer, saying the warning is misleading because almost all regulators have concluded there is no evidence that the product's main ingredient is a carcinogen. U.S. District Judge William Shubb in Sacramento issued a preliminary injunction on Monday in a lawsuit challenging the state's decision last year to list glyphosate as a chemical known to cause cancer. (Thanawala, 2/27)
Los Angeles Times:
Glyphosate Cancer Warning In California Halted
The injunction by U.S. District Judge William Shubb leaves glyphosate on the state's so-called Proposition 65 list as a "chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer," but bars anyone from enforcing a requirement to warn consumers about the presence of the herbicide. Major agricultural industry groups sued the state, alleging that a warning label on food would violate 1st Amendment free speech protections by compelling retailers to post "false, misleading and highly controversial statements" on their products. (Mohan, 2/27)