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    California to list herbicide as cancer-causing; Monsanto vows fight

    Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's (MON.N) popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday.

    Monsanto vowed to continue its legal fight against the designation, required under a state law known as Proposition 65, and called the decision "unwarranted on the basis of science and the law."
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKBN19H2K1

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    I'm surprised Monsanto cares. Everything in California causes cancer.

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    Its a poison to kill grass/weeds, does anyone think its good for them?

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    "Not good for you" and "cancer-causing" is a totally different standard.

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    Yes, but what is the standard to label it cancer-causing? Do you have to ingest it? Get it on your skin? Eat vegetables from a garden where Roundup was used nearby?

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    How is California planning to stick a label on the sun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    How is California planning to stick a label on the sun?
    Don't give them any billion dollar ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cart213 View Post
    Yes, but what is the standard to label it cancer-causing? Do you have to ingest it? Get it on your skin? Eat vegetables from a garden where Roundup was used nearby?
    The standard is whether or not the CA regulatory body deems a substance or object to be worthy of being included on the Prop 65 list.

    https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list

    Anything that contains any of those items must have the Prop 65 warning label.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    How is California planning to stick a label on the sun?
    The state of California was unlimited ambition, and access to a lot of solar panels. If you're not careful, they'll covet the state with a continuous roof, thereby saving people from skin cancer and wiping out the energy crisis! Well have to issue some bonds, but weekdays a hundred twenty billion among friends? It's for the greater good!
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