Bayer Statement on Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment in Stephens
Bayer today released the following statement on the ruling on its motion for summary judgment in Stephens:
“The federal preemption ruling in Stephens is an important decision. It adds to the growing case law holding that a state law-based cancer warning label on glyphosate-based herbicides cannot stand. That is because it would conflict with the EPA-approved, science-based label which is the law. Notably, the court cited the complete, up-to-date regulatory record on the safety of glyphosate-based herbicides, including the EPA’s August 2019 letter to registrants of glyphosate-based products, its 2020 Glyphosate Registration Review, and its May 2021 Executive Order review.
The company is confident in its defenses and in the safety of Roundup™ based on more than four decades of scientific studies and consistently positive assessments by leading regulators worldwide.”
Read the ruling here.