Amy Alderfer, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, published, "Glyphosate’s Prop 65 Listing May Affect Everyone in the Supply Chain," in the Daily Journal. Amy addresses Proposition 65, the proposition sought to protect California’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Part of Prop. 65’s mandate requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. One of the most recent additions glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. This is likely to affect everyone in the supply chain from growers to manufacturers, to distributors to retailers as focus turns to the objective quantification of glyphosate in finished food products and how much glyphosate will be permitted before a warning label must attach. Depending on how these questions are answered, we could be on the precipice of a new wave of Prop. 65 litigation.
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