Court Rejects Trump-Era EPA Finding That Roundup Safe

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the EPA to reexamine its 2020 finding that glyphosate did not pose a health risk for people exposed to it.

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FILE - Containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco, on Feb. 24, 2019. A federal appeals court has rejected a Trump administration finding that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, does not pose a serious health risk and is "not likely" to cause cancer in humans. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a Trump administration finding that the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup does not pose a serious health risk and is “not likely” to cause cancer in humans. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to reexamine its 2020 finding that glyphosate did not pose a health risk for people exposed to it by any means — on farms,…

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