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EPA Won't Approve Warning Labels For Roundup Chemical

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EPA won't approve warning labels for Roundup chemical


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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco. The Trump administration has instructed companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world's largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical.(AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration has instructed companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world's largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will no longer approve labels warning glyphosate is known to cause cancer. The chemical is marketed as a weed killer by Monsanto under the brand Roundup.

 

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California requires warning labels on glyphosate products because the International Agency for Research on Cancer has said it is "probably carcinogenic."

The EPA disagrees, saying its research shows the chemical poses no risks to public health.

"It is irresponsible to require labels on products that are inaccurate when EPA knows the product does not pose a cancer risk," EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement. "We will not allow California's flawed program to dictate federal policy."

California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, approved by voters in 1986, requires the government to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, as determined by a variety of outside groups that include the EPA and IARC. The law also requires companies to warn customers about those chemicals.

California regulators have twice concluded glyphosate did not pose a cancer risk for drinking water. But in 2015, the IARC classified the chemical as "probably carcinogenic," triggering a warning label under California law. Monsanto sued, and last year a federal judge blocked California from enforcing the warning label until the lawsuit is resolved.

 

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Federal law regulates how pesticides are used and how they are labeled. States are often allowed to impose their own requirements, but they can't be weaker than the federal law, according to Brett Hartl, government affairs director for the Center for Biological Diversity.

Hartl said it is unusual for the EPA to tell a state it can't go beyond the federal requirements.

"It's a little bit sad the EPA is the biggest cheerleader and defender of glyphosate," Hartl said. "It's the Environmental Protection Agency, not the pesticide protection agency."

In a letter to companies explaining its decision, Michael L. Goodis, director of EPA's registration division in its Office of Pesticide Programs, said the agency considers labels warning glyphosate to cause cancer to "constitute a false and misleading statement," which is prohibited by federal law.

 

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Chandra Lord, a representative for Monsanto's parent company Bayer AG, said the EPA's announcement "is fully consistent with the science-based conclusions reached by the agency and leading health regulators worldwide for more than four decades."

"Glyphosate is not carcinogenic," Lord said.

An estimated 13,000 plaintiffs have pending lawsuits against Monsanto concerning glyphosate. Three of those cases went to trial in California, and juries awarded damages in each case, although judges later reduced the amounts.

In May, a jury ordered Monsanto to pay a California couple $2.055 billion dollars after a trial where they blamed the company's product for caused their cancers. Last month , a judge reduced that award to $87 million.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             https://wjactv.com/news/nation-world/epa-wont-approve-warning-labels-for-roundup-chemical

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There has to be more proof, and more court trials, but it's coming.  Till then they can't put it on the label, but when the research is complete, then it will be there. Putting it there too soon could cause a lawsuit that would invalidate the cancer claim and give Monsanto a lead. 


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If you have something in your hands that kills something that grows out of the ground you should, on your own" have enough sense to understand it might not be good for you.

California is a joke. Damn near everything I order for work has some sort of warning telling me that California thinks what I just bought is a danger to me.

What part of America has a huge port that makes money by handling products from other countries that never produces a warning label?

YEP you guessed it.

California.


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7 minutes ago, fedup said:

If you have something in your hands that kills something that grows out of the ground you should, on your own" have enough sense to understand it might not be good for you.

California is a joke. Damn near everything I order for work has some sort of warning telling me that California thinks what I just bought is a danger to me.

What part of America has a huge port that makes money by handling products from other countries that never produces a warning label?

YEP you guessed it.

California.

All of our heavy equipment has a sticker that basically says anyone running it in CA is already dead

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3 minutes ago, LFG said:

All of our heavy equipment has a sticker that basically says anyone running it in CA is already dead

And there it is.

Non stop BS from that ??????? State.

How many trees have died and how much ink has been used as that state dictates what the other 49 should do?


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                                      ALONG WITH EXPOSING THE TPD FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS.

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18 minutes ago, LFG said:

All of our heavy equipment has a sticker that basically says anyone running it in CA is already dead

That would be even more funny if it weren't true.

There's a warning sticker on my kayak that says something similar about the paint. Are they licking it or scraping it off and using it as a topping on their vegan ice cream?

The thing is that it's always California.


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4 minutes ago, Vader said:

That would be even more funny if it weren't true.

There's a warning sticker on my kayak that says something similar about the paint. Are they licking it or scraping it off and using it as a topping on their vegan ice cream?

The thing is that it's always California.

 But endless sunlight and Botox don't cause cancer. Right :lol:

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32 minutes ago, LFG said:

Wonder they didn't come out with a sticker after that whole Michael Douglas thing

Hell, Michael Douglas? I'd have thought that there would be mandatory stickers in closets all across California after David Carradine.

He might have died in Bangkok but something tells me that wasn't an one-off thing...so to speak.


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2 hours ago, Bon said:

The only thing we saw dying in CA was the trees from the wildfires. The water source they use is slowly drying up. 

 

California now has enough water. They blamed global warming for their drought. Now they do not know who to blame for the abundance of water.

 

California is officially free of drought after more than seven years, drought monitors said Thursday.

The Golden State has experienced some form of drought for 376 consecutive weeks, the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska, tweeted. It’s the first time the state has been free of drought since Dec. 20, 2011.

For the first time since Dec. 20, 2011, California is free of #drought. The state had experienced some form of drought for 376 consecutive weeks. pic.twitter.com/P4lKplUDQQ

— Drought Center (@DroughtCenter) March 14, 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tweeted that weather in 2017 helped matters, but moderate drought persisted. Rainfall this winter further alleviated the drought, 

That precipitation has not just benefited California. "It’s been a great winter for the West," she said.

The U.S. Drought Monitor website, which is an effort by several agencies including NOAA and the national drought mitigation center, says that well-above precipitation in the West helped build snow pack and fill reservoirs, and that normal conditions have returned to the Salton Sea in the southeastern part of the state.

The Los Angeles area experienced cool winter temperatures that brought the fifth-longest streak of 41 consecutive days with a high temperature below 70 degrees since records began in 1877. Rare snowfall was reported in parts of the Los Angeles area in February.

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On 8/11/2019 at 7:00 PM, Petee said:

There has to be more proof, and more court trials, but it's coming.  Till then they can't put it on the label, but when the research is complete, then it will be there. Putting it there too soon could cause a lawsuit that would invalidate the cancer claim and give Monsanto a lead. 

Actually, regardless of the warning label, I WILL NEVER USE IT!  There are far safer ways to stop weeds.  They just take a little work and planning.


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On 8/13/2019 at 7:35 AM, Cacao said:

A gallon of vinegar, a cup of salt, tablespoon of Dawn dish soap...boom, weed killer.  Cheaper too.

If you have extra pickle juice, that works too.

I agree!  My recipe consists of a gallon of white vineagar, two cups epsom salt, 1/4 cup original Dawn, and now I add 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol, since Petee said its a good thing to add as well.  Works like a charm.  And safer! 


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Remember that the weed spray recipe came from me, not Penn State where it has not been tested yet.  It is not their recommendation although some Master Gardeners are testing it.

Just as the Glyphosate Labeling isn't completed yet, neither is the homemade weed spray recipe.


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9 hours ago, Polo said:

I agree!  My recipe consists of a gallon of white vineagar, two cups epsom salt, 1/4 cup original Dawn, and now I add 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol, since Petee said its a good thing to add as well.  Works like a charm.  And safer! 

I've used this for the past 5 years, and evidently the word is spreading, every time I go the the store with the most inexpensive gallons of white vinegar, most times they're out. I mentioned it at the check out last year and the cashier said they can't keep it in stock. I love it, it works!


 

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I think the inevitable is going to happen pretty soon.  

https://www.newsweek.com/weed-killer-glyphosate-found-quaker-oats-cheerios-cereal-recall-organic-1075454

Very, very little food is actually guaranteed safe to eat except for what you grow in your own garden with carefully investigated fertilizer.


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On 8/15/2019 at 10:09 AM, Polo said:

I agree!  My recipe consists of a gallon of white vineagar, two cups epsom salt, 1/4 cup original Dawn, and now I add 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol, since Petee said its a good thing to add as well.  Works like a charm.  And safer! 

My mom has been using this mix since I was a kid..minus the rubbing alcohol. Always worked good.

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I've found that it works best on new foliage, not tall weeds. It's great for keeping the cracks in the sidewalks clean.


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