Judge: California Can’t Require Cancer Label for Roundup

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A federal judge says California can’t require a cancer warning label on the weed killer Roundup.

The San Francisco Chronicle says a judge in Sacramento issued a permanent injunction Monday barring the label requirement. California wanted the label because Roundup – the world’s most widely used weed killer – contains glyphosate, which an international agency said was a probable cause of cancer.

But the judge says the Environmental Protection Agency and others have found no connection to cancer. He says the “great weight of evidence” indicates it isn’t a known carcinogen.