Court Ruling on Glyphosate Product Labeling

It appears that a new court ruling means warning labels will not be required on glyphosate products.

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Appeals Court affirmed a district court permanent injunction that prohibits California’s Proposition 65 warning requirement to be posted.

Prop 65 is a right‑to-know law that is intended to enable Californians to make informed choices about exposures to chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive effects.

California’s attempt to apply proposition 65 to glyphosate in 2017, follows the 2015 ruling by the International Agency for Research on Cancer that glyphosate is an animal carcinogen and a probable human carcinogen.

The National Association of Wheat Growers believes the Prop 65 requirement threatened the use of glyphosate by what the association calls false and misleading labels on products that may contain glyphosate.

The association was joined by 11 other agriculture organizations in the case, including Croplife America and the National Corn Growers Association.