Monsanto asks California to pull plan to list herbicide as cancer cause

Reuters

By Carey Gillam

Oct 20 (Reuters) – A plan by California environmental officials to list a commonly used herbicide as cancer-causing should be withdrawn, Monsanto Co told state regulators on Tuesday, saying California’s actions could be considered illegal because they are not considering valid scientific evidence.

The formal comments were filed by Monsanto with the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), part of California’s environmental regulatory office, on the final day the state accepted public comments about its intention to list glyphosate as a cause of cancer.

Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide as well as many other herbicides.

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