Monsanto Can’t Keep Glyphosate Off Calif. Cancer List: Court

Law360, New York (March 13, 2017, 4:39 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Friday tossed Monsanto Co.’s lawsuit alleging a state agency has no authority to list the herbicide glyphosate, a key ingredient in the company’s Roundup product, on a list of cancer-causing chemicals.

Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Culver Kapetan rejected all of Monsanto’s claims, beginning with the allegation that the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment violated the state Constitution by delegating its authority to the International Agency for Research on Cancer in relying on its assessment that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen. The case drew the attention of several environmental groups that sided...

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