House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas praised the EPA's release of guidance to registrants of glyphosate, which will ensure clarity on labeling of the chemical on their products. EPA will no longer approve product labels claiming glyphosate is known to cause cancer – a false claim that does not meet the labeling requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
"Farmers and ranchers rely on accurate and consistent labels when choosing products," Lucas said. "EPA has conducted the most thorough and comprehensive evaluation of glyphosate’s effects and established its safety. The agency’s guidance issued today ensures consumers can be certain federal labels are based on the best available science and can be trusted not to contain misleading or false claims."