EPA, DoJ back Bayer in Roundup case

Saturday, 21. December 2019 23:25

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) backed Bayer AG in the case concerning its weedkiller Roundup, stating the verdict finding the German pharmaceutical giant guilty for causing cancer should be reversed.

The government asserted glyphosate, which is an active ingredient in the weedkiller, is not a carcinogen and that the company was not required to put a warning on the label as California state law demands.

"It is unlawful for manufacturers and sellers to make claims on their labels that differ from what EPA approves," the government said in a statement. EPA found glyphosate does not cause cancer earlier in April.

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