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Boozman Urges Biden to Withdraw Solicitor General Opinion to Supreme Court on Glyphosate Case

Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and Congressman GT Thompson (R-PA), both ranking members of the Agriculture Committees in the Senate and House respectively, issued a joint letter to President Biden urging him to withdraw the U.S. Solicitor General's brief to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding a case involving glyphosate. The letter expressed concern for the opinion of the Solicitor General, which was counter to the opinion of the Solicitor General of the previous administration. The opinion was also issued with limited consultations with USDA and the EPA.

The Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision on whether to accept a petition filed by Bayer in regards to this case on Monday. The petition stems from a California case against Monsanto, now Bayer, relating to an individual who alleges that exposure to Roundup cased cancer and that Monsanto failed to properly warn consumers in accordance to California law, despite being in full compliance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which regulates labels for registered crop protection products, and despite EPA scientific findings that glyphosate is likely not carcinogenic.

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