EPA Tells Manufacturers ‘Don’t Label Glyphosate as Carcinogen’
AgPro | Sonja Begemann
“Product labels claiming glyphosate is known to cause cancer [is a] false claim that does not meet the labeling requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA),” an EPA statement explained. “California’s much-criticized Proposition 65 has lead to misleading labeling requirements.”
This past May, EPA announced its findings from an earlier review of glyphosate products where it found glyphosate is not a carcinogen and there are no risks to public health when it’s used according to label requirements. These findings are in direct opposition of those made by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, but in agreement with hundreds of other countries and federal agency studies.