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Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jul 4

    Letter From the Editor: Deciding to Walk the Transparency Talk

    Letter From the Editor: Deciding to Walk the Transparency Talk
    Back from my trip to south Georgia, there was a pile of Greeley Tribunes to catch up with. Usually that doesn’t take long, but to my surprise, JBS USA, which is headquartered on the west edge of our city and which owns the historic…
  • Jul 3

    Thirteen and a Half Tons of Beef Recalled Just Ahead of 4th of July

    Thirteen and a Half Tons of Beef Recalled Just Ahead of 4th of July
    Denver’s Lombardi Brothers Meats issued a July 4th Eve recall of approximately 26,975 pounds of tenderized steak and ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the U.S. Department of…
  • Jul 3

    CDC: 181 People in 40 States Infected With Salmonella From Contact With Live Poultry

    CDC: 181 People in 40 States Infected With Salmonella From Contact With Live Poultry
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working with state public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to investigate four…
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The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Jul 2

    Federal judge rules Maui County GMO ban invalid

    Federal judge rules Maui County GMO ban invalid
    Posted July 2, 2015 A federal judge ruled that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered (GMO) crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid, according to a Capital Press article available here. Honolulu Civil…
  • Jul 2

    'Right to Farm' upheld by Missouri Supreme Court

    'Right to Farm' upheld by Missouri Supreme Court
    Posted July 2, 2015 The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state’s so-called Right To Farm amendment remains constitutional, according to a KBLA article available here. The Missouri Times also published an article available…
  • Jul 1

    United Airlines flight to run on animal fat and farm waste

    United Airlines flight to run on animal fat and farm waste
    Posted July 1, 2015 United Airlines will soon use biofuel made from animal oil and by-products as early as this summer, according to a Daily Mail article available here. The New York Times also published an article available hereand KMBZ…
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Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    Overview of Laws Regulating Antibiotics in Livestock & Policy Positions of Stakeholder Group

    Overview of Laws Regulating Antibiotics in Livestock & Policy Positions of Stakeholder Group
    Last week, I gave this presentation for the Association of the Bar for the City of New York‘s Committee on Animal Law and the Health Law Committee.  I gave a few definitions (antibiotics, antimicrobials, vaccines, hormones, feed…
  • Jun 30

    Introducing Ravi Cattry

    Introducing Ravi Cattry
    Ravi Cattry has joined Rincker Law as a part-time associate attorney.  She is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey and admitted into the Eastern and Southern District Courts of New York. She completed a Bachelor of…
  • Jun 24

    Laws Regulating Antibiotics in Livestock

    Laws Regulating Antibiotics in Livestock
    I am presenting tonight at the Association of the Bar for the City of New York on the laws regulating antibiotics in livestock used for meat and dairy before the Animal Law and Health Law Committees.  During my presentation,…
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Janzen Ag Law Blog

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Agricultural law blog that seeks to bring current legal issues of interest to the doorsteps of farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses. Tackles state and federal environmental issues related to agriculture. By Todd Janzen.

http://www.janzenaglaw.com/
  • Jun 29

    Put Junk Data in the Silo. Get Junk Data Out of the Silo.

    Put Junk Data in the Silo. Get Junk Data Out of the Silo.
    Farmers had a great saying growing up, which goes like this:  “If you put rotten feed in a silo, you get rotten feed out of a silo.”  The same is applicable to farm data.  Seems like every week a new product emerges…
  • Jun 18

    Is Your Farm Data a Trade Secret?

    Is Your Farm Data a Trade Secret?
    Every agricultural technology provider likes to say that “the farmer owns the data,” but is that really true?  This statement hinges on the answer to a central question: is farm data a form of intellectual property that the…
  • May 29

    Are Livestock Farmers Being Left Behind in Ag's Big Data Revolution?

    Are Livestock Farmers Being Left Behind in Ag's Big Data Revolution?
    The rapid spread of the avian flu across the Unites States has been cause for concern for a lot of farmers and consumers.  I can’t help but wonder whether wide-spread adoption of data collection and sharing by poultry farmers could…
Rank this Week: 1367

farmgate

farmgate

Covers agricultural policy issues. By the University of Illinois Extension.

http://www.farmgateblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    What Is Your Yardstick For Success?

    What Is Your Yardstick For Success?
    As a farm operator or manager of an agricultural enterprise, how do you measure success?  Is it how well you can feed your family from year to year, or is it the yield you produce compared to similar farms?  What is the yardstick by…
  • Apr 17

    Ethanol: Bleak Presence, Brighter Future

    Ethanol: Bleak Presence, Brighter Future
    Ethanol has seemed to have a run of bad luck lately.  First, it hit the blend wall, the maximum of 10% of the total motor fuel supply.  Then the recession curtailed some of the miles we drove and less gasoline was purchased. …
  • Mar 31

    USDA Planting Intentions and Grains Stocks.  No Surprise

    USDA Planting Intentions and Grains Stocks.  No Surprise
    The best rhetorical question asked on this day of significant USDA reports was, “Was there anything that surprised you?”  In looking at the response of the market, there were obviously no surprises that were considered…
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The LL.M. Program in Agricultural…

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law

Covers the law of food and agriculture. By the Graduate Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

http://www.agfoodllm.com/
  • Jul 4

    LL.M. Alumni Advancing Homegrown By Heroes Program

    LL.M. Alumni Advancing Homegrown By Heroes Program
    Independence Day is a particularly good day to announce an exciting new farmer-veterans initiative spearheaded by two of our LL.M. alumni. We are very proud of their work and the new initiative.On July 2, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, the…
  • Jul 1

    Alumni News: Adam Soliman

    Alumni News: Adam Soliman
    LL.M Alum Adam Soliman joins the Visiting Scholars Program at Harvard Law School We are pleased to report that LL.M. Alum Adam Soliman will be joining the Visiting Scholar Program at Harvard Law School during the 2015-2016 academic…
  • Jun 30

    Media Alert: State Agencies to Unveil Farmer-Veteran Initiative

    Media Alert: State Agencies to Unveil Farmer-Veteran Initiative
    MEDIA ALERT                                                              …
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The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

Offers a perspective on current agricultural law issues. By the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • Jul 2

    In re Rankin: A Case Study in Disbarment

    In re Rankin: A Case Study in Disbarment
    The Kansas Supreme Court recently disbarred a lawyer. It wasn’t the first disbarment of the year, and it likely won’t be the last.[i] The case of In re Rankin, however, may be the most head shaking. It’s a case study of a…
  • Jul 2

    States Lead the Way with Clean Water Rule Litigation

    States Lead the Way with Clean Water Rule Litigation
    They wasted no time. The day the new Clean Water Rule was officially published, June 29, 2015, the lawsuits began. As of today, 27 states have joined lawsuits challenging the validity of the new Rule unveiled May 27 by the Environmental…
  • Jul 1

    Federal Court Says Maui County GMO Ban Unenforceable

    Federal Court Says Maui County GMO Ban Unenforceable
    Federal Judge Susan Mollway has struck down a Maui County Ordinance banning GMO crops. "A Bill Placing a Moratorium on the Cultivation of Genetically Modified Engineered Organisms" was passed by ballot initiative on November 4, 2014.…
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ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

Covers key issues in agricultural law and taxation, including federal and state legal opinions and critical legislative developments. From Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/article
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Midwest Agricultural Law Guide

Midwest Agricultural Law Guide

Covers farm management, crop damage claims and crop insurance. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://www.midwestagriculturallawguide.com/
  • Jun 25

    Getting Permission: FAA Proposes New Regulations to Legalize Drone Scouting

    Getting Permission: FAA Proposes New Regulations to Legalize Drone Scouting
    When deciding whether to let your spouse know you are going out for a beer with friends rather than straight home for dinner, you may have heard the phrase “it is better to ask for forgiveness than it is for … Continue reading…
  • Mar 24

    Des Moines Divides the House: Files suit against rural drainage district

    Des Moines Divides the House: Files suit against rural drainage district
    As previously reported in A House Divided, Des Moines claims its water supply has been polluted by excessive nitrogen from farm runoff drained through the rural tiling systems.  Des Moines’ threat to sue neighboring rural drainage…
  • Mar 6

    A House Divided: Urban Iowa Threatening to Sue Rural Iowa for Farm Runoff

    A House Divided: Urban Iowa Threatening to Sue Rural Iowa for Farm Runoff
      “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”  Abraham Lincoln quoted this indisputable truth in reference to the issue of slavery.  Although unlikely to lead to civil war, the debate between urban water use and…
Rank this Week: 1845

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3349

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Walmart Announces Policies on Animal Welfare and Antibiotic Use in Livestock Production

    Walmart Announces Policies on Animal Welfare and Antibiotic Use in Livestock Production
    On May 22, Walmart announced its new policy on animal welfare and antibiotic use, Walmart U.S. Announces New Animal Welfare and Antibiotics Positions:  Company Outlines Expectations for Suppliers to Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club…
  • May 20

    If you're going to eat cattle...

    If you're going to eat cattle...
    The (edited) article below from today’s Los Angeles Times(May 20, 2015) is by Jared Stone, a television producer and author of Year of the Cow: How 420 Pounds of Beef Built a Better Life for One American Family(Flatiron Books, 2015).…
  • May 15

    Right to Food, Right to Farm

    Right to Food, Right to Farm
    Last summer, Missouri voters narrowly approved a right to farm amendment to the Missouri Constitution. It appears that the supporters' expectation is that the amendment will ban the state from putting any environmental, animal welfare,…
Rank this Week: 2029

Institute for Food Laws and…

Institute for Food Laws and Regulation Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University.

http://iflr.foodlaw.org/
Rank this Week: 3537

Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • Apr 15

    FDA to update guidance on food ingredient safety assessment

    FDA to update guidance on food ingredient safety assessment
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun the process of updating its current guidance on food ingredient safety assessment, commonly referred to as the Redbook, and is requesting input from the public. The agency is interested in…
  • Feb 19

    Consumer Reports Touts Dearies not Theories in Favor of Mandatory GMO Labeling

    Consumer Reports Touts Dearies not Theories in Favor of Mandatory GMO Labeling
    Sherlock Holmes in the 2009 movie stated, “It is a huge mistake to theorize before one has data. Inevitably one begins to twist facts to suit to theories instead of theories to suit facts.” When one forms theories before having…
  • Jan 28

    New EU Legislation Will Let European Union Member States Ban Gene-Engineered Crop

    New EU Legislation Will Let European Union Member States Ban Gene-Engineered Crop
    It violates the spirit of the World Trade Organization agreements.It turns its back on the single-market principle of the European Community. It upends the status of science as the neutral arbiter.Nonetheless, I am optimistic about the new…
Rank this Week: 3536

International Food Law Blog

International Food Law Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations.

http://globalfoodlaw.foodlaw.org/
  • Mar 18

    2015 Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy

    2015 Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy
    The 2015 Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy will take place from Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July 2015 in Bilbao, Spain. This is a preview of the program. Key Note address: “Appetite for Change: Tackling…
  • Mar 6

    Summer Enrollment Now Open

    Summer Enrollment Now Open
    Explore online graduate degrees in Global Food Law from the nation's premier food university, Michigan State University.Apply now for the summer or fall semester at globalfood.law.msu.eduGet the tools you need to navigate a rapidly…
  • Oct 24

    EU Food Law Handbook

    EU Food Law Handbook
    The EU Food Law Handbook edited by Bernd van der Meulen was published in September 2014. Bernd van der Meulen is respected scholar in EU food law, and he includes an outstanding ensemble of knowledgeable experts, like Martin Holle (Nutrition…
Rank this Week: 3535

Food Law in Asia

Food Law in Asia

Covers Asian food regulation. By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawasia.foodlaw.org/
  • Mar 6

    Enrollment now open for summer

    Enrollment now open for summer
    Explore online graduate degrees in Global Food Law from the nation's premier food university, Michigan State University.Apply now for the summer or fall semester at globalfood.law.msu.eduGet the tools you need to navigate a rapidly…
  • May 21

    Reforming Food Law in China

    Reforming Food Law in China
    Barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal. This situation is seriously affecting not only the Chinese’s sentiment of trust towards their local products but it is also disrupting the economic viability…
  • Mar 10

    Chinese ban benzoyl peroxide and calcium peroxide as food additive

    Chinese ban benzoyl peroxide and calcium peroxide as food additive
    According to China Daily, on March 1 Chinese authorities banned the production of two food additives used to bleach flour.
Rank this Week: 3545

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
Rank this Week: 2924

Law under the Microscope

Law under the Microscope

News, updates and ruminations on legal and regulatory developments related to the life sciences, bioagriculture and nanotechnology. By Cece Gassner.

http://lifetech.blogs.com/bionanoblawg/
  • Aug 19

    Jury Awards Blockbuster Damages in Vioxx Lawsuit

    Jury Awards Blockbuster Damages in Vioxx Lawsuit
    Last year saw the beginning of grumblings that drug companies may be keeping certain trial results out of the public, and that the FDA may also not be getting out cautions when needed.  Merck had been accused of hiding research that showed…
  • Jul 26

    Nanotech Cure for Cancer?

    Nanotech Cure for Cancer?
    I'll be posting more later today on some regulatory/legal developments in the bioscience world, but wanted to pass along this article from Wired online. This could be a great development in treatment for various diseases - using nifty little…
  • Jun 21

    Patent Backlog

    Patent Backlog
    One tidbit from the BIO 2005 sessions that really stuck in my mind - the PTO now faces a backlog of 500,000 patent applications. With the rate of growth in patent filings, they foresee having a backlog of a million applications within the…
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