Glyphosate and RoundUp Must be Labeled as Carcinogenic, Rules Judge

A California judge has ruled against Monsanto, saying RoundUp Ready key ingredient ‘glyphosate’ is carcinogenic and that it must be labeled as such so that consumers are made aware of the risks.

Recent scientific research discovered Monsanto’s glyphosate residue in a wide variety of processed foods on U.S. grocery store shelves, including crackers, cookies, chips, and popular breakfast cereals.

Monsanto loses cancer label lawsuit, accused of ghostwriting study

A California judge has ruled against Monsanto Co. in its attempt to prevent the main ingredient in the company’s Roundup herbicide products from being added to a state list of cancer-causing chemicals.

Separately, Creve Coeur-based Monsanto was accused in a court filing unsealed Tuesday of ghostwriting scientific papers that led an EPA regulator to conclude glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, shouldn’t be classified as a carcinogen…

The filing, part of lawsuit by farmers claiming glyphosate exposure caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, included a 2015 email exchanged between Monsanto employees suggesting they ghostwrite a few sections of a research paper in order to save money. The email further states that’s how a 2000 study was handled…

Glyphosate was added to the California state list after a 2015 report by the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen, a claim that Monsanto has rejected and one that’s contrary with a ruling by the European Food Safety Authority and the EPA ruling cited above. (Read the full statement from Monsanto here.)

Source: St. Louis Business Journal