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>> The active ingredient in the popular weed killer, Roundup, added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer. Monsanto, maker of Roundup, varying to appeal the designation made on Monday by the State's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. The firm calling the decision unwarranted on the basis of science and the law.
Environmental groups cheered the decision. The sprays commonly used by farmers, landscapers and golf courses. California is the top agricultural producing state in the nation. The listing, the latest legal setback for Monsanto. The seeds and chemicals company has faced increasing litigation since the World Health Organization in 2015 said glyphosate is probably carcinogenic.
Labeling glyphosphate as a known carcinogen under California law requires companies selling the chemical to add warning labels to packaging. The Monsanto vice president telling Reuters the firm has not calculated the cost of relabeling its products and does not break out glyphosphate sales data by state.