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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/
  • Apr 25

    Salmonella Dog Chews Recalled for Salmonella Threat to People

    Salmonella Dog Chews Recalled for Salmonella Threat to People
    Dog chews sold under the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit brand are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination with a potential risk to humans. The Neptune, NJ-based TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products issued the recall on April 22.…
  • Apr 25

    Letter From the Editor: Know Any Good Karaoke Bars?

    Letter From the Editor: Know Any Good Karaoke Bars?
    One of my favorite movies is “Duets” in which character actor Paul Giamatti plays a burned-out salesman who gets mentally confused about his location. When you are traveling about the country a lot and  stopping only for the…
  • Apr 25

    Publisher’s Platform: Learning From the Listeria Mistakes of Other

    Publisher’s Platform: Learning From the Listeria Mistakes of Other
    I was reading a statement this morning from John Lowe, CEO of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, that was published on the company’s website yesterday (April 24). I must admit I was impressed. Unlike many companies that find…
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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/
  • Apr 24

    Senators Introduce Bill to Ease Ag Sales in Cuba

    Senators Introduce Bill to Ease Ag Sales in Cuba
    Posted April 24, 2015 Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and John Boozman, R-Ark., introduced a bill today that would allow banks to finance agricultural exports sent to Cuba, helping to open up Cuban markets to American farmers and ranchers,…
  • Apr 22

    U.S. Regulators May Recommend Glyphosate Testing

    U.S. Regulators May Recommend Glyphosate Testing
    Posted April 22, 2014 U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide as public concern rises over possible links to disease, according to Reuters. Food Safety News also published an…
  • Apr 22

    NY Judge Grants Chimpanzee Hearing

    NY Judge Grants Chimpanzee Hearing
    Posted April 22, 2014 A New York judge ruled this week to grant lawyers representing two chimpanzees a hearing to challenge the animals’ confinement, according to Time. AAAS Science also published an article here, The New York Times…
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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/
  • Apr 23

    Better Farming: Pipelines present new risks to farmers warns landowners group

    Better Farming: Pipelines present new risks to farmers warns landowners group
    Click here to read Better Farming's article on the National Energy Board's Administrative Monetary Penalty system that now applies to pipeline landowners.
  • Apr 13

    NEB introduces Administrative Monetary Penalties to landowner

    NEB introduces Administrative Monetary Penalties to landowner
    The National Energy Board ("NEB") has issued a new publication called "Administrative Monetary Penalties: Information for Landowners".  Among the information provided by the NEB is the following:How did Administrative Monetary Penalties…
  • Apr 6

    BC Appeal Court overturns decision that awarded farm to former worker

    BC Appeal Court overturns decision that awarded farm to former worker
    In a post from August, 2013 called "Equity ensures farm goes to intended beneficiary after codicil failed", I wrote about a decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court that granted ownership of a farm to a long-time farm worker on the…
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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
  • Apr 22

    Using Life Insurance as a Farm Estate Planning Tool

    Using Life Insurance as a Farm Estate Planning Tool
    Life insurance is a way to increase an estate’s value just by paying a monthly premium.  In the case of a farm, the life insurance can be taken out by the parent, or by a child on the life of …The post Using Life…
  • Apr 15

    Using Wills and Revocable Living Trusts for your Farm’s Estate Plan

    Using Wills and Revocable Living Trusts for your Farm’s Estate Plan
    Last week’s blog post focused on succession planning– this post will focus on farm estate planning by using wills and trusts (both equally important and can be easily confused).  Let’s first look at the…
  • Apr 13

    Overview of What Prenuptial Agreements Cover

    Overview of What Prenuptial Agreements Cover
    I get a lot of questions about prenuptial agreements and what they cover (and what they don’t).  I have created a nice worksheet explaining the major issues.  You can view it on my JD Supra page here.The post Overview of What…
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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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Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science
    The latest issue of the “independent socialist” periodical, Monthly Review, has two articles that might interest this blog’s readers (socialist or not): Fred Magdoff’s, “A Rational Agriculture Is Incompatible…
  • Mar 5

    Sixteen Things to Know About the Des Moines Water Works Proposed Lawsuit

    Sixteen Things to Know About the Des Moines Water Works Proposed Lawsuit
    Record high nitrate levels have been found in Des Moines' water -  6 times higher than federal limits. In early February, Des Moines Water Works indicated its intention to sue several Iowa drainage districts for failing to properly…
  • Feb 28

    Food Aid & Farmers Market

    Food Aid & Farmers Market
    “Hunger benefits programs are vital to many farmers markets” By Russ Parsons for the Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2015 Peppers from the Gardena farmers market. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times) Most people think of…
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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/
  • Apr 21

    Global Anti-Corruption Officer and Vice-President of Wal-Mart to join Rule of Law Cla

    Global Anti-Corruption Officer and Vice-President of Wal-Mart to join Rule of Law Cla
    We are pleased to share that tomorrows Rule of Law Class will be joined by special guest Tom Gean, Global Anti-Corruption Officer and Vice-President of WalMart. This is an honor and a wonderful opportunity for us. Mr. Gean began his legal…
  • Apr 20

    Alumni Update: Mark Cohen Honored by Colorado State Bar Association

    Alumni Update: Mark Cohen Honored by Colorado State Bar Association
    Our congratulations to LL.M. Alumnus Mark Cohen, who was recently honored by the Colorado State Bar Association for his six years of service on the Editorial Board of The Colorado Lawyer magazine from July 2009 through June 2015,…
  • Apr 16

    Alumni Update: Sara Albert featured in preventobesity.net article

    Alumni Update: Sara Albert featured in preventobesity.net article
    We are pleased to share that LL.M. Alum Sara Albert was recently featured in this Increasing Access to Healthy Food in Dallas County, Texas article published by preventobesity.net. Sara serves as the Assistant Director of Food…
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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/
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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/
  • Apr 25

    John Deere Does Not Own Your Tractor. But It May Own Your Tractor's Software.

    John Deere Does Not Own Your Tractor. But It May Own Your Tractor's Software.
    WIRED magazine’s recent headline: “We can’t let John Deere destroy the very idea of ownership,” really got my attention.  The article’s premise is based upon John Deere’s recent commentto the US…
  • Apr 23

    Does Your Co-Op Own Your Farm Data?

    Does Your Co-Op Own Your Farm Data?
    Recently I was asked this question:  When a farm cooperative (a “co-op”) does work for a farmer and in the process generates agronomic data, does the co-op own that data or does the farmer?   Many in the ag industry…
  • Apr 14

    Drones at the Speedway: A Presentation to The Racing Attorneys Conference (TRAC)

    Drones at the Speedway: A Presentation to The Racing Attorneys Conference (TRAC)
    On April 15, 2015 I'll be on a panel discussing hot topics in the law at The Racing Attorneys Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.  I'll be talking about the legalities of unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) or "drones" in the motor racing…
Rank this Week: 1965

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…
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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…
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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: 2436

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/
Rank this Week: 2597

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: 2725

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.
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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
  • Apr 24

    Plaintiff Hit With Large Attorney Fee Judgment in Action Against Trustee

    Plaintiff Hit With Large Attorney Fee Judgment in Action Against Trustee
    Overview The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment against the plaintiff in an action where one sister was suing another for breach of trust. The defendant was ultimately granted $38,893.62 in attorney fees and expenses as litigation…
  • Apr 22

    Congress Considers Repeal of Federal Estate and Generation-Skipping Taxe

    Congress Considers Repeal of Federal Estate and Generation-Skipping Taxe
    Overview On April 16, 2015, the U.S. House passed H.R. 1105 by a 240-179 vote.  The bill, titled the “Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015,” repeals the federal estate tax (FET) and the generation-skipping transfer tax (GSTT) for…
  • Apr 22

    Pending Syngenta Lawsuits Raise Numerous Question

    Pending Syngenta Lawsuits Raise Numerous Question
    Overview If you are an Iowa corn farmer, you most likely have been contacted by an attorney wishing to represent you in a lawsuit against Syngenta. Since last fall, plaintiffs have filed hundreds of lawsuits alleging that Syngenta harmed the…
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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
  • Apr 24

    They Spoke for the Trees, But Damages Were Too High

    They Spoke for the Trees, But Damages Were Too High
    The Iowa Court of Appeals Wednesday reduced a damages award granted to a couple who claimed their neighbor intentionally removed trees along their fence line. The plaintiffs, were self-described “tree people” who lived on a five…
  • Apr 23

    Sallee v. Stewart Finally Laid to Rest?

    Sallee v. Stewart Finally Laid to Rest?
    In 2013, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the Iowa Recreational Use Statute did not bar a negligence action brought by a parent chaperone against dairy farmers giving a gratuitous farm tour to a kindergarten class. The dairy farmers had…
  • Apr 22

    Raisin Marketing Case Before Supreme Court Today Could Shape Takings Law

    Raisin Marketing Case Before Supreme Court Today Could Shape Takings Law
    The United States Supreme Court is today hearing oral arguments in a raisin growers’ case raising important Fifth Amendment questions. The key questions, which stem from the operation of a 66-year-old USDA marketing order, include: (1)…
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