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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/
  • Aug 19

    Peanut, Almond Butters Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination After Four Sickened

    Peanut, Almond Butters Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination After Four Sickened
    Six brands of peanut butter and almond butter have been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The recall, announced Tuesday, includes peanut and almond butter products sold by Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Whole…
  • Aug 19

    Alaska Health Officials Suspect Botulism in One Death, Two Illnesse

    Alaska Health Officials Suspect Botulism in One Death, Two Illnesse
    Officials with the Alaska Division of Public Health are reported to be looking into a potential botulism cluster in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta area west of Anchorage linked to the consumption of fermented fish heads. After four people shared a…
  • Aug 18

    GRAS Concerns are Back in the Media Spotlight

    GRAS Concerns are Back in the Media Spotlight
    Quorn is getting some press coverage again after a Sunday Washington Post article laid out the Food and Drug Administration’s lack of oversight concerning the safety of food additives. Mycoprotein is a fungus-based meat substitute that…
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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/
  • Aug 19

    California Increases Water Plan to $7.5 Billion

    California Increases Water Plan to $7.5 Billion
    Posted August 19, 2014 On August 13, California lawmakers agreed on a $7.5 billion water plan, which includes $2.7 billion for water storage, according to a Wall Street Journal article available here. Capital Press also published an article…
  • Aug 19

    Minnesota’s “Buy the Farm” Upheld in Court

    Minnesota’s “Buy the Farm” Upheld in Court
    Posted August 19, 2014 A judge recently ruled that a coalition of utilities that planted a power line through a small organic dairy farm could be forced to buy the whole property, according to a Minneapolis Star Tribune article by Emma Nelson…
  • Aug 8

    Right to Farm Passes in Missourri, Possibility of Recount

    Right to Farm Passes in Missourri, Possibility of Recount
    Posted August 8, 2014 Opponents of Missouri's Right to Farm constitutional amendment were weighing a recount request, after the measure appeared to pass by the slimmest of margins, according to a Springfield News Leader article by the…
Rank this Week: 531

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/
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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/
  • Aug 19

    Professor Neil Hamilton: Introduction to the Law of Food & Agriculture

    Professor Neil Hamilton: Introduction to the Law of Food & Agriculture
    LOTS GOING ON in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Monday, August 18 was the first day of classes for the 2014-15 LL.M. Program academic year. We were proud to welcome 9 face-to-face candidates and 3 of our distance candidates to Fayetteville for an…
  • Aug 14

    Bill Clinton Recognizes the Food City Scenario

    Bill Clinton Recognizes the Food City Scenario
    Several prior posts have discussed the Food City Scenario, an award winning University of Arkansas collaboration led by the Fay Jones School of Architecture's Community Design Center.  The latest award was a Charter Award from the…
  • Aug 13

    University of Arkansas School of Law Ranked as Best Value

    University of Arkansas School of Law Ranked as Best Value
    The University of Arkansas School of Law ranks first in the nation in preLaw magazine’s annual “Best Value Law Schools” issue. This is the fourth year in a row that the School of Law has been honored as a top 20 “Best…
Rank this Week: 850

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    The 2 Percent: America's Million Dollar Farm

    The 2 Percent: America's Million Dollar Farm
    One of my summer projects is an update of my book, Food, Farming & Sustainability: Readings in Agricultural Law.  Here is an excerpt that I am working on that ties together some interesting resources that I have been meaning to blog…
  • Jun 8

    Graduate Assistantships in Agricultural & Food Law

    Graduate Assistantships in Agricultural & Food Law
    From the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law:I am pleased to announce that we have received additional funding for several new graduate assistantships for the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas…
  • May 19

    Local Food Movement & the Quapaw Tribe

    Local Food Movement & the Quapaw Tribe
    KJRH Television of Tulsa, Oklahoma reports the following interesting news:The Quapaw Tribe is creating an agricultural program that will supply locally grown products for its casino restaurant.Tribe Chairman John Berrey says the new program…
Rank this Week: 1226

International Food Law Blog

International Food Law Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations.

http://globalfoodlaw.foodlaw.org/
  • Jun 3

    GMO Infographic from axismundionline

    GMO Infographic from axismundionline
  • Jan 30

    Horse meat again

    Horse meat again
    New case of horse meat has been discovered in a Dutch slaughterhouse.
  • Jan 23

    TRENTO LAWTECH COMPARATIVE FOOD LAW SEMINAR 2014

    TRENTO LAWTECH COMPARATIVE FOOD LAW SEMINAR 2014
    THE INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE DIMENSION OF FOOD LAWLocation: University of Trento, Faculty of Law, Professor Room - Trento, via RosminiDate: Friday, February 21th, 2014Time: 9.30-12.30PROGRAMIntroductionUmberto Izzo, Matteo…
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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
  • Aug 18

    Five Years? How’d That Happen? Happy Five Year Anniversary to Rincker Law

    Five Years? How’d That Happen? Happy Five Year Anniversary to Rincker Law
    Time flies when you’re having fun, right?  Last month, Rincker Law (and this blog) celebrated its Five Year Anniversary.  Seems like just yesterday that I was writing this blog celebrating four years of my business (see my…
  • Aug 13

    Choice of Business Entity Blog Series: The Sole Proprietorship

    Choice of Business Entity Blog Series: The Sole Proprietorship
    I am oftentimes asked about the best choice of business entity for a farm/ranch, agri-business or food entrepreneur.  There is no one-size fits all answer to that question as each type of business entity offers different strengths…
  • Aug 11

    Family Court Order of Protection

    Family Court Order of Protection
      I am oftentimes asked about when an order of protection can be obtained in Family Court.  You may obtain an Order of Protection in Family Court if you are related to the respondent in the following manner: A…
Rank this Week: 1804

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/
  • Aug 11

    Missouri Passes “Right-to-Farm” Constitutional Amendment 1

    Missouri Passes “Right-to-Farm” Constitutional Amendment 1
    On August 6, Missouri narrowly passed the “Right-to-Farm” amendment by 2,500 votes. Section 35 Article 1 of the Missouri Constitution will soon read: That agriculture which provides food, energy, health benefits, and…
  • Aug 4

    Beginning Farmer Incentive Programs Part III: Federal Program

    Beginning Farmer Incentive Programs Part III: Federal Program
    The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) has created several incentive programs for landowners and beginning farmers to help move land ownership and farming operations from today’s farmer to…
  • Jul 30

    Beginning Farmer Incentive Programs Part II: Nebraska

    Beginning Farmer Incentive Programs Part II: Nebraska
    Like their Iowa counterparts, landowners and beginner farmers in Nebraska can take advantage of tax credits and loan programs implemented to assist the next generation of farmers. Nebraska Beginning Farmer Tax Credit  The Nebraska…
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farmgate

farmgate

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

http://www.farmgateblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.
    Now that the dust has settled from last week’s ugliness in the corn and soybean pits, many farmers are grasping for any opportunity to rebuild their marketing plan.  When both the futures and cash markets were collapsing…
  • Jul 29

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.
    Now that the dust has settled from last week’s ugliness in the corn and soybean pits, many farmers are grasping for any opportunity to rebuild their marketing plan.  When both the futures and cash markets were collapsing…
  • Jul 29

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.
    Now that the dust has settled from last week’s ugliness in the corn and soybean pits, many farmers are grasping for any opportunity to rebuild their marketing plan.  When both the futures and cash markets were collapsing…
Rank this Week: 1803

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…
Rank this Week: 2411

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/
  • Aug 5

    2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide

    2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide
    The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Harvard Food Law Society 2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide is now available. The guide provides examples of career opportunities for lawyers at universities, government, non-governmental…
  • Aug 5

    MSU will host the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety

    MSU will host the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety
    The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) is an independent, academic science-based center. CRIS will serve as a reliable and unbiased source for information, research, training and analysis on the safe use of chemical ingredients…
  • Jul 30

    Student Agriculture Law and Food Law Paper Contest

    Student Agriculture Law and Food Law Paper Contest
    The Agricultural Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan is proud to present the first Student Agricultural Law Symposium Symposium Date: November 7, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (lunch included)Location: Michigan State…
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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/
  • Aug 1

    It's Time for Real Property Law to Join the 21st Century

    It's Time for Real Property Law to Join the 21st Century
    A farmer uses GPS to plant this field,but his deed uses old metes and bounds to describe it.  I handle a number real estate transactions each year.  It is not uncommon to find an error in the property description located in a…
  • Jul 30

    Upcoming "Big Data" Seminar on August 15

    Upcoming "Big Data" Seminar on August 15
    I'll be speaking at a Big Data seminar in Indianapolis hosted by the Indiana Ag Law Foundation on August 15, 2014.  My topic will be "The Legal Aspects of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)."  I will be covering a number of legal…
  • Jul 29

    Book Review: The John Deere Way

    Book Review: The John Deere Way
    My last stop before heading to the lake for summer vacation was to the local half-price bookstore.  I was delighted when I found a previously-owned copy of The John Deere Way by David Magee, a book that promised to dive into the…
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SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 18

    Increased Fines for Violations of North Carolina Seed Law

    Increased Fines for Violations of North Carolina Seed Law
    In 2013, the North Carolina legislature increased the maximum fine for violations of the state’s seed law from $500 to $10,000 per violation. See N.C. Session Law 2013-345, Senate Bill 455, An act to increase penalties for…
  • Mar 31

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie
    Rick Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen has a thought-provoking article regarding the pressure on authors to publish their academic articles under the most permissive open access licenses available. See Rick Anderson, CC-BY, Copyright, and…
  • Mar 31

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the entertainment company responsible for the “Twilight” film series is entitled to a trial on claims that its trademarks were infringed by a cosmetics…
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Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • May 1

    Vermont bill requiring GMO labeling

    Vermont bill requiring GMO labeling
    English: Vermont State House, December 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The Vermont General Assembly passed a bill that will require most (but not all) foods produced with genetic engineering to be labeled as such. The law, which would go into…
  • Apr 28

    Michigan Bill for Tail to Wag the Dog — Prohibition on Federal Food Safety Law Enforcement

    Michigan Bill for Tail to Wag the Dog — Prohibition on Federal Food Safety Law Enforcement
    English: First page of Constitution of the United States Česky: První strana originálu Ústavy Spojených států amerických Español: La página primera de la Constitución de…
  • Apr 7

    GRAS: Generally Recognized As Secret?

    GRAS: Generally Recognized As Secret?
    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a report that raises more questions about the US regulatory system for food additive. The report says the GRAS exemption from food additive review by FDA — “generally recognized…
Rank this Week: 4842

Food Law in Asia

Food Law in Asia

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

http://foodlawasia.foodlaw.org/
  • 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.
  • Feb 11

    Indian Supreme Court bans industry from advisory committee

    Indian Supreme Court bans industry from advisory committee
    FoodProductionDaily reports that the Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSA) has been blocked from including representatives from the food and beverage industry in a scientific panel set up to advise on safety and standards.The…
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