California Declares Glyphosate Weed Killer To Be Cancer-Causing

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California will be listing a key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer as cancer-causing

The States Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has declared that glyphosate weed killer is a known carcinogen that will be added to the Proposition 65 warning list.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California ‘s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7.

The news has been hailed a significant victory for consumer safety and will be a devastating blow to Monsanto who sued California to try and stop the listing.

Natural News reports:

Glyphosate weed killer, also sold under the Roundup brand name by Monsanto, is identified by California under CAS #107-83-6, which lists “cancer” as a known endpoint, and invokes “LC” (Labor Code) as the justification for the categorization.

“The listing is the latest legal setback for the seeds and chemicals company, which has faced increasing litigation over glyphosate since the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer said that it is “probably carcinogenic” in a controversial ruling in 2015,” reports Reuters, which has a pro-GMO bias. “Dicamba, a weed killer designed for use with Monsanto’s next generation of biotech crops, is under scrutiny in Arkansas after the state’s plant board voted last week to ban the chemical,” Reuters added.

Beginning July 7th, retailers in California must add cancer warning labels to glyphosate products. Unfortunately, cancer warnings will not be required on foods sprayed with glyphosate or grocery products saturated with the cancer-causing herbicide. Many non-GMO crops such as wheat and barley are currently sprayed with glyphosate to speed their drying in the fields before harvest. This means that glyphosate contamination is now commonly found even on crops that are not genetically engineered, and it’s now a common contaminant in non-organic wheat products such as cereals, breads and muffins.

Monsanto sued California to try to stop the listing, but failed

Monsanto has already sued the OEHHA in an effort to block the Prop 65 listing, and a court appeal is currently pending (case number F075362 in the Fifth District Court of Appeal). California’s OEHHA website states:

Monsanto’s challenge was unsuccessful in the trial court.  Although the case has been appealed, no stay of the listing has been granted. Therefore, glyphosate is being added to the Proposition 65 list on July 7, 2017.


  1. Too little too late. ” The western diet is a delivery system for toxic chemicals used in Industrial Agriculture. It consists primarily of processed foods based on GMO Corn, Wheat, Soy and Sugar. They are consumed in large quantities, chemical residues of Insecticides, Fungicides, and Herbicides like Glyphosate contaminate the entire diet.” Dr. Stephanie Seneff (MIT)

  2. About time. Now get rid of the other Death Cult killers like fluoride in the water and all GMO foods. The FDA never really vets anything anymore. The FDA only responds to corporate bribes.
    I wish Monsanto were dead. Unfortunately corporate bribes keep them alive and well.

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