Monsanto's Glyphosate Makes it on California's Cancer List

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Soon to be added to California's published list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects, Monsanto's glyphosate is now designated as a carcinogen under Proposition 65.

After the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a body of the World Health Organization, announced the favored ingredient of agrochemical producers as a "probable carcinogenic," it was the first step to protect human and wildlife health. But California will become the first state to the "take such measures against the chemical," according to Common Dreams.

"California's taking an important step toward protecting people and wildlife from this toxic pesticide," Dr. Nathan Donley, staff scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), said in a story on Common Dreams. "More than 250 million pounds of glyphosate are used each year in the United States, and the science is clear that it’s a threat to public health and countless wildlife species. It’s long past time to start reining in the out-of-control use of glyphosate in the United States."

Since California is such an "agriculture-heavy state," it is doing all it can to decrease the known-toxic chemical's exposure and tighten it's control over glyphosate's use. 

Now that California "acknowledge the IARC's findings," what other state with respond accordingly?


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