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Still Think it’s a Conspiracy Theory? California to Label Monsanto’s Roundup as ‘Carcinogenic’

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Sacramento, CA – The state of California’s Environmental Protection Agency has moved to begin labeling glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, as a known carcinogen.

Biochemical giant Monsanto has found itself under increased scrutiny after the World Health Organization recently announced that glyphosate is likely carcinogenic to humans.

Then just last week, researchers issued a warning about potential adverse long-term health effects. The warning comes after they found that long-term exposure to minuscule amounts (thousands of times lower than what is allowed in drinking water in the US) could lead kidney and liver damage.

The EPA’s announcement is an official “notice of intent” to label the product as a known carcinogen, which allows the public to comment on the proposed listing through October 5, 2015.

According to a report in the East Bay Express:

The action falls under Proposition 65, a measure voters approved in 1986 that requires the state to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harms. The state regularly updates the list, which now includes hundreds of chemicals. Under Prop 65, businesses must provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before exposing people to a chemical on the list. The warning could be labels on a consumer product, workplace postings, distributed notices at apartment buildings, or a notice published in a newspaper.

The listing neither restricts, nor bans the herbicide, but environmental activists are hopeful that the listing could eventually lead to more restrictions on the chemicals usage.

“California’s taking an important step toward protecting people and wildlife from this toxic pesticide,” Nathan Donley, staff scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, a conservation nonprofit based in San Francisco, said in a statement.

“It’s nearly impossible for people to limit exposure to this toxin because it is just so widespread. That’s why we need much tighter controls on its use.” Donley said, adding that the US uses more than 250 millions pounds of glyphosate annually.

The activist hopes these actions will serve as an impetus for greater federal involvement in regulating this potential carcinogen.

The Center for Biological Diversity claims that glyphosate residue is now found on 90 percent of GM soy and that world use of the chemical is at an all-time high.


Jay Syrmopoulos is an investigative journalist, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay’s work has been published on BenSwann’s Truth in Media, Truth-Out, AlterNet, InfoWars, MintPressNews and many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.

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  • Monsanto is carcinogenic

  • Monsanto is carcinogenic

  • California is carcinogenic….

  • California is carcinogenic….

  • I’m not in California, so I’m not affected.

  • I’m not in California, so I’m not affected.

  • What isn’t carcinogenic anymore?

  • What isn’t carcinogenic anymore?

    • Thanks for posting this

    • Very good point. We agree that alcohol is a deadly drug.

    • I don’t drink that shit will stop your kidneys and your brain and your heart . No I’m smarter than that why just take a swig of ROUND UP you get the same stuff ❤️??

    • The Parts Per Million residue is known to be carcinogenic.

    • Thanks for posting this

    • Very good point. We agree that alcohol is a deadly drug.

    • I don’t drink that shit will stop your kidneys and your brain and your heart . No I’m smarter than that why just take a swig of ROUND UP you get the same stuff ❤️??

    • The Parts Per Million residue is known to be carcinogenic.

  • Why won’t California just fucking break off already

  • Why won’t California just fucking break off already

  • Take a look 🙂

  • Take a look 🙂

  • but for every negative their is a positive……i must have been consuming it for years

  • but for every negative their is a positive……i must have been consuming it for years

  • I used this stuff 4 years age, and I haven’t felt the same since. Avoid it!

    • Feeling a little like a hypochondriac? I use the stuff several times a year in very large quantities. All I feel is the satisfaction of dead weeds.

    • Andrew Hudson Is that why you became a snide, insulting know-it-all, or were you just born that way?

  • I used this stuff 4 years age, and I haven’t felt the same since. Avoid it!

    • Feeling a little like a hypochondriac? I use the stuff several times a year in very large quantities. All I feel is the satisfaction of dead weeds.

    • Andrew Hudson Is that why you became a snide, insulting know-it-all, or were you just born that way?

  • Unfortunately, just about everything in California has that label.

  • Unfortunately, just about everything in California has that label.

  • Now lets be honest…

    The State of California labels everything as a carcinogenic.

  • Now lets be honest…

    The State of California labels everything as a carcinogenic.

  • shared …

  • shared …

  • @bout time !!

  • @bout time !!

  • Never forget Monsanto and it’s PCB’s this is just their next crime againt humanity in pursuit of profits.

  • Never forget Monsanto and it’s PCB’s this is just their next crime againt humanity in pursuit of profits.

  • its poison….. its dangerous…. thats a given

  • its poison….. its dangerous…. thats a given

  • Why can’t all Monsanto’s products be banned , better still STOP BUYING AND USING THE DAMNED STUFF . ❤️

  • Why can’t all Monsanto’s products be banned , better still STOP BUYING AND USING THE DAMNED STUFF . ❤️

  • ban it.

  • ban it.

  • jail the manufacturers. they knew the reality.

  • jail the manufacturers. they knew the reality.

  • UN Agenda 21..since 1992. Being reborn and renamed this month

  • UN Agenda 21..since 1992. Being reborn and renamed this month

  • Can we expect a public apology from Monsanto to WHO….? I smell a trust being funded…. somebody is about to cough up some cash!

    • they already have a presidential pardon. good luck on that.

    • Interesting… wonder how that’s going to scale across the planet..

  • Can we expect a public apology from Monsanto to WHO….? I smell a trust being funded…. somebody is about to cough up some cash!

    • they already have a presidential pardon. good luck on that.

    • Interesting… wonder how that’s going to scale across the planet..

  • LOLOLOLOL Are you kidding me ?? Everything they make causes Cancer

  • LOLOLOLOL Are you kidding me ?? Everything they make causes Cancer

  • Good for California. It is finding its way into a lot of what we eat & drink

  • Good for California. It is finding its way into a lot of what we eat & drink

  • I’m sure they are only talking about the plastic jug, so don’t chew on the jug!

  • I’m sure they are only talking about the plastic jug, so don’t chew on the jug!

  • FINALLY…..but We’ll see how long that lasts before the pollies are ‘Bought Off ‘, to leave it be.

  • FINALLY…..but We’ll see how long that lasts before the pollies are ‘Bought Off ‘, to leave it be.

  • Monsanto is an example of corporate crime in action. This company not only came up with a product that is harmful to the environment and all life. But also has genetically engineered its seeds so that they can only be bought through them, furthermore they use underhanded tactics to force farmers into using their product, have sought to destroy all competitors so that all farmers worldwide will have no choice but use this crap. I know all you corporate supporters are screaming “its their right, except it” bullshit! If we continue down this path our entire food supply will consist of genetically the same plants worldwide, all it will take, and this will happen one day, is for one disease to mutate and bang, we all starve. But as long as these precious Monsanto CEOs are happy right! WAKE THE FUCK UP PEOPLE, these idiots will allow the destruction of our civilization, just as long as they can afford the latest useless yacht!

  • Monsanto is an example of corporate crime in action. This company not only came up with a product that is harmful to the environment and all life. But also has genetically engineered its seeds so that they can only be bought through them, furthermore they use underhanded tactics to force farmers into using their product, have sought to destroy all competitors so that all farmers worldwide will have no choice but use this crap. I know all you corporate supporters are screaming “its their right, except it” bullshit! If we continue down this path our entire food supply will consist of genetically the same plants worldwide, all it will take, and this will happen one day, is for one disease to mutate and bang, we all starve. But as long as these precious Monsanto CEOs are happy right! WAKE THE FUCK UP PEOPLE, these idiots will allow the destruction of our civilization, just as long as they can afford the latest useless yacht!

  • Personally, i think California causes cancer

  • Personally, i think California causes cancer

  • Good.

  • Good.

  • DUH!