Monsanto Hit With False Labeling Suit Over Roundup

Law360, New York (April 10, 2017, 8:10 PM EDT) -- Two nonprofit organizations on Friday hit Monsanto Co. with a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., court, alleging that the company intentionally mislabels its popular weed killer Roundup as targeting an enzyme found only in plants, calling that statement false and deceptive.

In their complaint against Monsanto, public health groups Beyond Pesticides and the Organic Consumers Association accused the agrochemical giant of having full knowledge that the enzyme targeted by glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is, in fact, found in people and pets.

Yet Monsanto actively advertises and promotes its Roundup products as targeting an enzyme “found in plants but not in...

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