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Monsanto Loses Bid to Keep Glyphosate Off List of Carcinogens

March 13, 2017, 9:19 PM

Monsanto Co. lost a court bid to keep a key chemical in its Roundup herbicide off California’s public list of cancer-causing chemicals.

A Fresno judge rejected Monsanto’s arguments that glyphosate shouldn’t be added to a list created by a voter-approved ballot initiative that requires explicit warnings for consumer products containing substances that may cause cancer or birth defects.

Monsanto is fighting dozens of lawsuits alleging that it failed to warn that exposure to glyphosate can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Plaintiffs in San Francisco federal court claim the company had a “ highly suspicious” relationship with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official ...