It was the battle of the experts at what was dubbed "Science Week" in a federal court in California last week, as lawyers for plaintiffs and for defendant Monsanto put witnesses on the stand who tried to explain the intricacies of toxicology and epidemiology to a federal and a state judge.
California cannot force Monsanto and other companies to place warning labels on products containing glyphosate, a federal judge ruled Monday, delivering a major victory to Monsanto and a collection of agricultural groups.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer received a fresh round of criticism Tuesday on Capitol Hill for its review of glyphosate, which IARC found to be a probable human carcinogen three years ago.
Warning of widespread impacts throughout the food supply chain, wheat growers are spearheading a lawsuit against California for listing glyphosate as a carcinogen under the state’s Proposition 65 law, which requires labeling of ingredients “known to the state to cause cancer.”
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2017 – Considering the problems farmers and applicators – and manufacturers – are experiencing with dicamba this year, one could reasonably wonder whether it makes sense to bet on its future in agriculture. But Dow AgroSciences is making that wager.