A United States District Court judge issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting California from implementing a “false and misleading” Prop 65 labeling requirement for glyphosate.
The judge cited harm to the nation’s economy as a reason for issuing the injunction.
Over a dozen agricultural groups, as well as 11 attorneys general across the United States, came together to seek the injunction. The labeling requirement will now be postponed until the court issues a final ruling on the matter.
National Wheat Growers Association (NWGA) CEO Chandler Goule was the lead plaintiff in the case. He says glyphosate is a vital tool growers need to put food on America’s tables.
The judge’s statements said, “As it applies to glyphosate, the required warnings are false and misleading. Given the heavy weight of evidence in the record that glyphosate is not in fact known to cause cancer, the required warning is factually inaccurate and controversial.”
Glyphosate is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in over 250 agricultural crops throughout the United States.