Sep 13


California Just Announced It Will Label Monsanto’s Roundup as Cancer Causing (Anti Media, Sep 12, 2015):

California just dealt Monsanto a blow as the state’s Environmental Protection Agency will now list glyphosate – the toxic main ingredient in the U.S.’ best-selling weedkiller, Roundup – as known to cause cancer.

Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 — usually referred to as Proposition 65, its original name — chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm are required to be listed and published by the state. Chemicals also end up on the list if found to be carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — a branch of the World Health Organization.

 In March, the IARC released a report that found glyphosate to be a “probable carcinogen.”

Besides the “convincing evidence” the herbicide can cause cancer in lab animals, the report also found:

“Case-control studies of occupational exposure in the U.S.A., Canada, and Sweden reported increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma that persisted after adjustments to other pesticides.”

California’s decision to place glyphosate on the toxic chemicals list is the first of its kind. As Dr. Nathan Donley of the Center for Biological Diversity said in an email to Ecowatch, “As far as I’m aware, this is the first regulatory agency within the U.S. to determine that glyphosate is a carcinogen. So this is a very big deal.”

Now that California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has filed its notice of intent to list glyphosate as a known cancer agent, the public will have until October 5th to comment. There are no restrictions on sale or use associated with the listing.

Monsanto was seemingly baffled by the decision to place cancer-causing glyphosate on the state’s list of nearly 800 toxic chemicals. Spokesperson for the massive company, Charla Lord, told Agri-Pulse that

“Glyphosate is an effective and valuable tool for farmers and other users, including many in the state of California. During the upcoming comment period, we will provide detailed scientific information to OEHHA about the safety of glyphosate and work to ensure that any potential listing will not affect glyphosate use or sales in California.”

Roundup is sprayed on crops around the world, particularly with Monsanto’s Roundup-Ready varieties — genetically engineered to tolerate large doses of the herbicide to facilitate blanket application without harming crops. Controversy has surrounded this practice for years — especially since it was found farmers increased use of Roundup, rather than lessened it, as Monsanto had claimed.

Less than a week after the WHO issued its report naming glyphosate carcinogenic, Monsanto called for a retraction — and still maintains that Roundup is safe when used as directed.

On Thursday, an appeals court in Lyon, France, upheld a 2012 ruling in favor of farmer Paul Francois, who claimed he had been chemically poisoned and suffered neurological damage after inhaling Monsanto’s weedkiller, Lasso. Not surprisingly, the agrichemical giant plans to take its appeal to the highest court in France.

It’s still too early to tell whether other states will follow California’s lead.

More important information on Glyphosate (Roundup):

Unique Gene Expression Study Shows Roundup Causes Massive Kidney and Liver Damage at Low Doses

EU Commission Declares Report on Glyphosate Risk Assessment A SECRET

Dr. Mesnage: Review Shows Potential Toxic Effects of Glyphosate Herbicides at Low Doses

Dr. Farina: Sub-lethal Doses of Glyphosate (Roundup) affect Honeybee Navigation

Dr. Zaller: Glyphosate (Roundup) Reduces the Activity and Reproduction of Earthworms

Slack Science Destroys Monsanto Breast Milk Study

Monsanto American Genocide Project … Dr. Stephanie Seneff: ‘Roundup: The Elephant In The Room’ – Autism Epidemic (Video)

Monsanto Invests Billions In New Carcinogenic Herbicide To Replace RoundUp

Monsanto Knew of Glyphosate Cancer Link 35 Years Ago

Research Reveals Previously Unknown Pathway By Which Monsanto’s Roundup (Glyphosate) Wrecks Health

WHO Glyphosate Report Ends Thirty Year Cancer Cover Up

Monsanto Pledges $4 Million To Help Save Monarch Butterflies … AFTER It Brought Them Close To Extinction

‘I’m Not Stupid’ Monsanto Lobbyist Refuses To Drink Weedkiller After Proclaiming ‘It Won’t Hurt You’

New Study Shows Roundup Herbicide Causes Antibiotic Resistance In Bacteria

WHO: Roundup Weedkiller Containing Glyphosate Is ‘Probably Carcinogenic To Humans’

Roundup Herbicide Is Endocrine Disruptor In Human Cells At Drinking Water Levels

Same delusional people who say vaccines are safe also insist GMOs, glyphosate, aspartame, mercury and radiation are safe, too

Pennsylvania Researchers Discover Glyphosate Herbicide in Honey and Soy Sauce

Roundup-Ready GM Crops Leave Monarch Butterflies Close To Extinction

GMOs And Glyphosate Discovered in Kellogg’s Froot Loops

Dr. Jayasumana: Glyphosate Leads to 5-Fold Increase in Deadly Kidney Disease Risk

Top MIT Scientist: Roundup Causes Autism

Dr. Edward Group: GMO, Endocrine Disruptors … They Want You Dead And Totally Neutralized (Video)

Dr. Santadino: Glyphosate (Roundup Ready) Destroys Earthworm Eisenia fetida Populations

Another Independent Study Confirms Monsanto’s RoundUp Chemicals Are Lethal, Even in Small Doses

Food Safety Experts Slam USDA over 2,4-D GM Crops Approval

Chinese and International Experts Slam GMOs and Glyphosate at Beijing Conference

Dr. Krüger: Glyphosate Increases Birth Defects In Piglets

New Séralini Study Shows Monsanto’s Roundup Damages Sperm

Glyphosate Decreases Yield, Seedling Quality Of Roundup Ready Soybeans; Increases Rate Of Fungal Disease

The Glyphosate Toxicity Studies You’re Not Allowed to See

Reactions To Republication Of Landmark Seralini GMO Study

Republication Of The Séralini Study: Science Speaks For Itself

Dr. Schinasi: Glyphosate Herbicides Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Monsanto’s Darkest Secret: Roundup’s Effect On The Fetus

3 Studies Proving Highly Toxic Glyphosate Found In Urine, Blood, And Even Breast Milk

World’s Number 1 Herbicide Discovered In U.S. Mothers’ Breast Milk

Brazil’s Federal Public Prosecutor Requests Total Ban Of Glyphosate Herbicides

Dr Cattani: Roundup Causes Toxic Damage To Rat Brains

Scientist Slams Biotech Industry Over Deadly Kidney Disease Epidemic

Gov. Study: Roundup Weedkiller Found In 75% of Air And Rain Samples

Monsanto’s Roundup Causes ‘Gluten Intolerance’

Pesticide Formulations Up To 1000 Times More Toxic Than Active Ingredients Tested For Safety

Study: Pesticide Evaluations Dishonest And Misleading

Dr. Mercurio: Glyphosate Is Most Resistant To Biodegredation In Sea Water

Governments Ignore Definitive Proof That Monsanto’s Roundup Causes Birth Defects

UK Bread And Cereal Bars Found To Be Contaminated With Toxic GLYPHOSATE

El Salvador Bans Glyphosate

Study: Roundup And Glyphosate Toxicity Underestimated

GMO And Monsanto Roundup: Glyphosate Weedkiller In Our Food and Water?

Glyphosate In Monsanto’s Roundup Inhibits Natural Detoxification In Human Cells: Study

Study: New Review Of Hundreds Of Scientific Studies Surrounding Glyphosate Links Monsanto’s Roundup To Autism, Parkinson’s And Alzheimer’s

USDA Received Dire Pathogen Warning BEFORE Deregulating GM Alfalfa

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Linked To Overgrowth of Deadly Bacteria

Study: GMO Toxins Found In Nearly All Pregnant Women, Unborn Babies

GMO Technology, Glyphosate Toxicity Leaving Men Sterile

Jeffrey Smith’s Full Presentation On Deadly GMO’s (Video)

FIRST LONG-TERM GMO STUDY: Monsanto GMO Corn & Roundup Cause Massive Tumors In Lab Animals (Video)

Shocking GMO Study: Rats Fed Lifetime Of GM Corn Grow Horrifying Tumors, 70% Of Females Die Early

Study: Roundup Herbicide 450-Fold Diluted Is Still Genotoxic

Illinois Government Secretly Destroys Beekeeper’s Bees And 15 Years Of Research Proving Monsanto’s Roundup Kills Bees

Farmers Sue Monsanto And US Tobacco Giants Knowingly Poisoned Argentinean Tobacco Farmers With Pesticides, Causing ‘Devastating Birth Defects’ In Their Children

Monsanto Secretly Poisoning Population With Roundup – Scientist And Friends Attacked For Exposing Roundup Link To Birth Defects

ROUNDUP: Birth Defects Caused By World’s Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say

Roundup Birth Defects: Regulators Knew World’s Best-Selling Herbicide Causes Problems, New Report Finds

Scientists Warn Of Dangerous New Pathogen From Roundup Ready Treated Monsanto GM Crops Causing Infertility And Spontaneous Abortions

Roundup, GMOs linked to emergence of deadly new pathogen causing spontaneous abortions among animals

Monsanto’s Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health

Study: Monsanto’s Roundup Kills Human Cells (Flashback)

Scientist: Monsanto’s herbicide could cause brain, intestinal and heart defects in foetuses




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One Response to “California Just Announced It Will Label Monsanto’s Roundup As Cancer Causing”

  1. Marilyn Gjerdrum Says:

    Its about time.

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