Judge tosses glyphosate-in-Cheerios lawsuit for no evidence of ‘injury’

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The active ingredient in popular weed killers, glyphosate, has gotten bad press lately …. Some advocacy groups are claiming that the chemical’s presence extends beyond weed killers. For example, the Environmental Working Group recently conducted a study that purports to show traces of the chemical present in many Cheerios and Quaker brand products.

A class action complaint was recently filed here in the Southern District of Florida alleging that Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios contained undisclosed levels of glyphosate. On June 14, the Court dismissed the case for lack of standing

[The] plaintiff must allege a particularized and concrete injury. Speculative, immaterial injuries will fail. Judge Scola determined that the plaintiff in Cheerios failed to meet this concrete injury requirement.

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