"EPA Won’t Approve Labels That Say Roundup Chemical Causes Cancer"

"The agency’s new guidance is directed at California, which has moved to require cancer risk labels on products containing glyphosate."

"The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will not approve labels on products containing glyphosate that link the chemical to cancer.

The move is directed at California. In 2017, the state declared the chemical, which is the main active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, a carcinogen. Roundup producer Monsanto challenged the ruling in federal court, and a judge has temporarily blocked the state from requiring the labels as the lawsuit continues.

Dated Aug. 7, the new guidance from EPA to companies registered to sell the chemical says that California's labels would 'constitute a false and misleading statement' and that the agency will no longer approve labels that contain the state's warning.

'We will not allow California's flawed program to dictate federal policy,' EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement."

Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder reports for U.S. News & World Report August 8, 2019.

Source: U.S. News, 08/09/2019