(February 29, 2016) Monsanto Cranks Up Junk Science Propaganda as Stock Prices Fall, Profits Diminish and Jobs Lost
If Monsanto didn’t have enough bad news already—considering its falling stock price, reduced profits, and recent job cuts—California dealt the agribusiness giant a body blow when it announced its intention to label glyphosate (the active ingredient in RoundUp herbicide) as a carcinogen.
Comments have been pouring in from health and environmental advocates, as well as from pesticide companies and their various front groups.
California is responding to increased research on the popular herbicide that shows glyphosate to be “probably carcinogen to humans,” according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Although the move would not restrict sales, it would better inform consumers of the risks associated with glyphosate use.
Despite these risks, the European Commission is planning to renew the approval of glyphosate as “safe to use” for another 15 years.