A lawsuit by two environmental groups accusing Monsanto of
deceiving consumers about the pesticide Roundup should be
dismissed because it is preempted by federal law, the company's
lawyers told a Washington D.C. federal court.
The Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
(FIFRA) makes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
responsible for the accuracy of pesticide labeling, and courts
have already held that the law precludes any state labeling
requirements different from FIFRA's, Monsanto's lawyers said.
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