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Monsanto sues California agency over plans to list Roundup as cancer-causing chemical

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 Cinnamon    24,627
Agrochemical giant Monsanto has taken a fight for its leading weed killer to court in California, seeking to prevent glyphosate, the main ingredient in the Roundup herbicide, from making it on the state’s list of cancer-causing carcinogens.

Monsanto has filed a lawsuit against California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and the agency's acting director, Lauren Zeise, arguing that glyphosate is “a widely used herbicide” approved in 160 counties worldwide and does not “present a carcinogenic risk to humans.”

Under California’s Proposition 65 law, enacted in 1986, the state is obliged to keep and publish a list of chemicals “known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.” Last revised in early December, the entire list currently takes up 23 pages and includes over 800 chemicals, according to the agency. 



Monsanto is overly sensitive about labeling things. Look what happened to the initiative in Cali when we wanted to label GMO food so we'd know what we were eating. They spent millions convincing people that a simple label change (which is done every single time they want to rename something poison in our food to something else!) would cause their food bill to go up exponentially. Cheap, stupid public is to blame for that, too. 

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 Groove    2,070

It may be approved in some countries but it's also banned in others. It's been prove by independent test to cause cancer. The only test that show otherwise are test done by Monsanto so of course their gonna say it doesn't hurt anything. 


Btw it's colder than a well diggers behind this am in se Louisiana.24 when I got up at 530  Brrrrrr. Headed to the range anyway to blast some steel and paper lol. 

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