EPA: Stop False Labeling of Glyphosate
In February 2018, a federal judge temporarily blocked California’s cancer-causing label requirement (set to begin July 2018) on products containing glyphosate. The block remains unchallenged and still in place today. The judge ruled that since glyphosate is not known to cause cancer, such warnings would be misleading. However, glyphosate is still listed on the California state list of carcinogens.
EPA conducted an independent evaluation of IARC’s claim that is considered to be more extensive and includes a more relevant data set than IARC’s evaluation. EPA concluded glyphosate to be ‘not likely carcinogenic to humans,’ a stance consistent with other international regulatory agencies.