Court Rejects EPA Finding That Widely Used Weed Killer Does Not Cause Cancer

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Published on June 21, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Court Rejects EPA Finding That Widely Used Weed Killer Does Not Cause Cancer

Court Rejects EPA Finding , That Widely Used Weed Killer , Does Not Cause Cancer.

On June 17, a federal appeals court denied the Environmental Protection Agency's finding that glyphosate does not pose a serious health risk.

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Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the world's most widely used herbicide.

The Associated Press reports that Bayer, which acquired the original producer Monsanto in 2018, faces thousands of claims that exposure to Roundup caused cancer.

The Associated Press reports that Bayer, which acquired the original producer Monsanto in 2018, faces thousands of claims that exposure to Roundup caused cancer.

A California U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reexamine findings that glyphosate is "not likely" to cause cancer.

A California U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reexamine findings that glyphosate is "not likely" to cause cancer.

According to Judge Michelle Friedland, the EPA's finding of no risk to human health , "was not supported by substantial evidence.".

Friedland also ruled that the EPA failed to examine glyphosate's impact on animal species and vegetation.

Writing for the unanimous three-judge panel, Friedman cited legal critics who claim the EPA , “shirked its duties under the Endangered Species Act.

We agree and remand to the agency for further consideration.".

Amy van Saun, senior attorney at the Center for Food Safety, called the decision , “a historic victory for farmworkers and the environment.″.

EPA’s ‘no cancer’ risk conclusion did not stand up to scrutiny.

, Amy van Saun, Senior attorney at the Center for Food Safety, via the 'Associated Press'.

EPA’s failure to act on the science, as detailed in the litigation, has real-world adverse health consequences for farmworkers, the public and ecosystems, Jay Feldman, Plaintiff in the case against Bayer and executive director of Beyond Pesticides, via the 'Associated Press'.

Because of this lawsuit, the agency’s obstruction of the regulatory process will not be allowed to stand, Jay Feldman, Plaintiff in the case against Bayer and executive director of Beyond Pesticides, via the 'Associated Press'


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Michelle Friedland

American judge

Monsanto

American multinational agricultural biotechnology, seed, and agrochemical company

California

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