The most recent challenges to RoundUp® follow a 2015 declaration by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that the active ingredient in RoundUp, glyphosate, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” This triggered an avalanche of lawsuits against Monsanto seeking tens of billions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages for injuries – specifically, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, an often fatal blood cancer – allegedly caused by exposure to the product.Read More
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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.Read More
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.”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“Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” is the culmination of many years of effort to revamp the outdated chemical safety law.Read More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