EPA announces plan to stop false cancer labeling and provide accurate risk info on glyphosate-active products
Legal Newsline | Rich Peters
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its plan to stop false labeling and provide accurate risk information to consumers regarding the chemical glyphosate, most commonly known as the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.
“EPA is issuing guidance to registrants of glyphosate to ensure clarity on labeling of the chemical on their products,” the agency wrote in a statement released on Friday.
“EPA will no longer approve product labels claiming glyphosate is known to cause cancer – a false claim that does not meet the labeling requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The State of California’s much criticized Proposition 65 has led to misleading labeling requirements for products, like glyphosate, because it misinforms the public about the risks they are facing.”