(Natural News) After much fanfare, a state appeals court has ruled that California can list glyphosate as a carcinogen and that the states ban on discharging the herbicide into public waterways stands, too. Despite Monsantos best efforts to keep the toxicity of their product under wraps, the ruling in California is undoubtedly a small victory for concerned consumers and environmental advocates everywhere. The great debate surrounding glyphosate has been in full swing for quite some time now. But in spite of this ruling, its clear that the drama and the controversies (and the health risks) coming from Monsanto and their flagship product, glyphosate-containing Roundup, are far from over.
Since the Golden State first proposed that Monsantos glyphosate-containing products should be recognized as carcinogenic, the biotech giant has been fighting tooth and nail to keep the public from knowing the truth about their products. Indeed, the efforts to which Monsanto has gone to keep the toxicity of glyphosate (and Roundup) under wraps is truly unmatched.
The recent ruling regarded Monsantos attempt at discrediting the World Health Organizations International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) by claiming that California was was illegally delegating lawmaking powers to an unaccountable foreign agency.
The WHO is considered part of the U.N., an organization of which the U.S. is a member, and is the worlds leading health agency hardly an unaccountable organization.
Fortunately, the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Fresno has rejected Monsantos argument, which means that Californias right to list glyphosate as a carcinogen and prevent it from being discharged into public waterways.
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