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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.
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.”
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.
In an important decision enforcing FIFRA’s procedural protections for pesticide registrants and recognizing limits on EPA’s ability to cancel or suspend registrations, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied EPA’s request that the court vacate the registration of Dow AgroScience’s Enlist Duo.