Earlier this week, the California State Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) attempted to add glyphosate to their list of known carcinogens. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the weedkiller RoundUp that is manufactured by Monsanto. Although glyphosate causes cancer, there are no warning labels on RoundUp, which means that consumers do not take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from imminent harm and danger.
For some strange reason, Monsanto does not put warning labels on RoundUp in the USA, but they are required to put warning labels on the weedkiller that they sell in Europe. Actually, the reason why warning labels are not on RoundUp bottles in the USA is due to the US Environmental Protection Agency not banning glyphosate because they have been successfully lobbied by Monsanto.
Instead of placing the warning label on the bottle in America, Monsanto decided to sue OEHHA. This lawsuit is definitely a stall tactic because if they do admit liability at this time, then Monsanto would inherently lose around 80,000 lawsuits being currently litigated against the agricultural giant by consumers that obtained cancer from using RoundUp over the years. We shall see if Monsanto will be able to turn California into “Killer Cali.”