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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 08:19 PM

U.S. court blocks California cancer label on Bayer's Roundup weed killer

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday blocked California from requiring that Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) label its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup with a cancer warning, handing the company a victory in its ongoing litigation over the product.

In his ruling, U.S. District Judge William Shubb called California’s cancer warning misleading and said the state’s label is not backed up by regulatory findings.

Regulators worldwide have determined glyphosate to be safe with the exception of the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm, which determined the herbicide to be a “probable carcinogen” in 2015.

Shubb on Monday said that finding alone did not support California’s requirement to label glyphosate products with the term “known to the state of California to cause cancer.”

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bayer-glyphosate-lawsuit/u-s-court-blocks-california-cancer-label-on-bayers-roundup-weed-killer-idUSKBN23T38Y

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