11 states join Monsanto in lawsuit against California’s glyphosate cancer warning


Monsanto Co has gained the support of 11 states in its fight to stop California from requiring the company to place cancer warnings on products containing glyphosate.

Monsanto, the National Association of Wheat Growers and several other agricultural groups have filed a federal lawsuit with the support of these 11 states.

Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and several other farming states said in court documents that adding such labels would be misleading because there is no definite link between cancer and glyphosate.

If California requires Monsanto to include cancer labels on their glyphosate products, businesses in the Midwest would also have to include the warnings (or stop selling their products), as their goods may wind up in California.

Related article:  Cancer researcher: Media hysteria over glyphosate herbicide undermines science

The Golden State added glyphosate, the main ingredient in the Roundup herbicide, to their list of cancer-causing chemicals in July 2017. Products containing this chemical will need to carry warnings by July 2018.

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