Monsanto’s immensely popular weedkiller, RoundUp®, has not been far out the news ever since the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared in 2015 that the active ingredient in RoundUp, glyphosate, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Here is the latest update.Read More
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It is unlawful to sell a pesticide without its EPA-approved label or that is otherwise “misbranded.” FIFRA defines a “misbranded” pesticide as one bearing a label that is “false or misleading in any particular.” In Bates, the Supreme Court recognized an exception to EPA’s exclusive authority over pesticide labels. A good illustration of the impact of the Bates exception is provided by the recent litigation involving Monsanto’s popular weedkiller, RoundUp.Read More
On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law a bill to amend and modernize the 40-year old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” is the culmination of many years of effort to revamp the outdated chemical safety law.Read More
EPA recently defended its decision not to mandate the disclosure of pesticide inert ingredients that are known to be toxic or hazardous to human health in a pleading filed in a closely-watched case in federal district court in California. This lawsuit was initiated last year by several environmental groups seeking to require EPA to promulgate a rule mandating the disclosure of hazardous inert ingredients on pesticide labels.Read More
The Monarch butterfly – or, more accurately, the alarming decline of the Monarch – continues to generate government attention and clashes among stakeholders, as reflected in multiple federal initiatives and two recent lawsuits.Read More