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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 22

    Potential E. coli Cases Reported on Minnesota Indian Reservation

    Potential E. coli Cases Reported on Minnesota Indian Reservation
    Minnesota health officials reportedly have confirmed up to a dozen cases of foodborne illness potentially linked to E. coli on the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation about 15 miles west of Duluth, MN. Tribal leaders are…
  • Jul 21

    Three States Sue 5-Hour Energy Makers For ‘Deceptive’ Advertising

    Three States Sue 5-Hour Energy Makers For ‘Deceptive’ Advertising
    Oregon, Washington and Vermont have filed lawsuits against the makers of the energy drink 5-Hour Energy for making “deceptive” marketing claims. More states are expected to follow. The defendants in the cases are Living…
  • Jul 21

    Chinese TV Report Prompts McDonald’s and KFC to Drop U.S.-Owned Supplier

    Chinese TV Report Prompts McDonald’s and KFC to Drop U.S.-Owned Supplier
    China’s Dragon TV has thrust a Chicago-area meat supplier into the arms of its crisis communications team with public apologies and promises for quick corrective action. But Aurora, IL-based OSI Group could not act fast enough to stop…
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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 22

    FCA Reducing Regulatory Burdens for FCS

    FCA Reducing Regulatory Burdens for FCS
    Posted July 22, 2014 Several System institutions responded to the Farm Credit Administration's (FCA) July 2013 request for comments on the initiative to reduce regulatory burden for Farm Credit System (FCS) institutions by identifying…
  • Jul 21

    House Subcommittee Hearing Examines Benefits of Ag Biotech

    House Subcommittee Hearing Examines Benefits of Ag Biotech
    Posted July 21, 2014 On July 10, the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing to examine the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s efforts as it implements the new commodity and crop insurance titles…
  • Jul 21

    Indiana Jude Ruled Right to Farm Act as Constitutional

    Indiana Jude Ruled Right to Farm Act as Constitutional
    Posted July 21, 2014 An Indiana judge issued a summary judgment this week stating that the Indiana Right to Farm Act is constitutional and ruled in favor of farms in four different lawsuits, according to a National Hog Farmer article…
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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: 522

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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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/
  • Jul 21

    Dead lawn points to neighbour's herbicides, but standard of proof not met

    Dead lawn points to neighbour's herbicides, but standard of proof not met
    The Plaintiff in a Saskatchewan small claims suit alleged that the Defendant applied a substance in the back alley next to his property that caused damage to the Plaintiff's lawn.  The judge hearing the case was satisfied on a balance of…
  • Jul 18

    Combine repair dispute goes to the Ontario Agri Appeal Tribunal

    Combine repair dispute goes to the Ontario Agri Appeal Tribunal
    In Ontario, the Farm Implements Act provides for the investigation and mediation of disputes related to the sale of farm equipment; where mediation fails, the dispute can be put to the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal for a…
  • Jul 17

    Saskatchewan man loses appeal from conviction for stealing cattle

    Saskatchewan man loses appeal from conviction for stealing cattle
    Farmer D was convicted of stealing cattle contrary to Section 338(2) of the Criminal Code and of fraudulently making a false or counterfeit mark on cattle contrary to Section 338(1)(b)(ii) of the Code.  D acknowledged at trial that he…
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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 18

    Pictures from the American Junior Simmental Association Classic

    Pictures from the American Junior Simmental Association Classic
    You know me, I’m a cattle girl.  I’m not just any kind of cattle girl, a Simmental cattle girl.  I grew up on a Simmental cattle farm in Central Illinois and showing cattle at the American Junior Simmental Association…
  • Jul 16

    When a Couple Calls it Splitzo, Who Gets Custody of the Dog?

    When a Couple Calls it Splitzo, Who Gets Custody of the Dog?
    In young couples and/or childless couples, custody of pets has been a sore subject that has come up in my practice. Pets are interesting because they are not children, but they are not exactly purely personal property either. Custody…
  • Jul 15

    Vote for Your Favorite Blawg (Preferably This One!)

    Vote for Your Favorite Blawg (Preferably This One!)
    It’s that time of year again when the American Bar Association (“ABA”) is taking nominations for the 8th Annual Blawg 100.  This law blog (“blawg”) has made the Top 100 in the past- would love your support…
Rank this Week: 1587

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

    Mother May I? Always Get Permission When Deciding Whether or Not to Replant

    Mother May I? Always Get Permission When Deciding Whether or Not to Replant
    Every spring and early summer, heavy rains, hail, and tornadoes force Midwest farmers into a game of “Crop Insurance Mother May I” regarding whether they will replant damaged crops.  For crop insurance purposes,…
  • Jun 4

    Nebraska Supreme Court finds Farmers Not Liable for Car Accident Caused by Tall Corn

    Nebraska Supreme Court finds Farmers Not Liable for Car Accident Caused by Tall Corn
    On October 6, 2007 Thomas Latzel and Daniel Vanekelenburg were involved in a car accident with Patrick Gaughen at the intersection of County Road T and Count Road 17.  Three years later, Thomas Latzel would die from the injuries he…
  • Jun 4

    Follow-Up On Australian Genetically Modified Crop Contamination Lawsuit

    Follow-Up On Australian Genetically Modified Crop Contamination Lawsuit
    The landmark case has been decided in favor of genetically modified (“GM”)crop production.  As described in It Was Bound to Happen, Steve Marsh sued his neighbor, Michael Baxter, for alleging his organic fields were…
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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 21

    Leadership Summit for Native Youth in Agriculture

    Leadership Summit for Native Youth in Agriculture
    Forty-four high school and college students arrived at the University of Arkansas School of Law this week for the inaugural Summer Leadership Summit: Native Youth in Agriculture. The students, who represent the next generation of Indian…
  • Jul 20

    Kathryn Smith Accepts Position at Walmart

    Kathryn Smith Accepts Position at Walmart
    We are pleased to announce that Kathryn Smith, a member of the 2013-14 LL.M. class has accepted the position of Manager of Programs in the Responsible Sourcing Department at Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.Kathryn was a 2011…
  • Jul 4

    Announcing Fall Food & Ag Law Class Line up

    Announcing Fall Food & Ag Law Class Line up
    In the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law, we are proud to offer a full curriculum of 12 credits of specialized LL.M. courses each semester.  Beginning this Fall, we will offer a part-time program and a distance degree option to…
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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/
  • Jul 16

    FDA, ONLDS Director Opening

    FDA, ONLDS Director Opening
    The FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is seeking interested candidates for the Director, Office of Nutrition, Labeling and Dietary Supplements (ONLDS). More information is available here.
  • Mar 31

    Visiting Scholar, John Bowman, USAID

    Visiting Scholar, John Bowman, USAID
    On April 9, Dr. John Bowman of USAID's Bureau of Food Security will give a lecture at 4 pm in 1135 Anthony, titled: "A career in international agriculture and food security: From the fields to industry to USAID."
  • Mar 24

    Food Fight: An Examination of Recent Trends in Food Litigation

    Food Fight: An Examination of Recent Trends in Food Litigation
    Registration for conference, “Food Fight: An Examination of Recent Trends in Food Litigation and Where We Go From Here,” is now open.  The conference will take place at UCLA on Friday, April 11th, 2014. Registration…
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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/
  • Jul 16

    Nominate Janzen Ag Law for the ABA's Blawg 100 List

    Nominate Janzen Ag Law for the ABA's Blawg 100 List
    The American Bar Association (ABA) is currently conducting its annual poll to find the best 100 law blogs (or "blawgs") on the web.  I'm active in the ABA, serving as chair of the Agricultural Management Committee for past year and…
  • Jun 26

    What you may be giving up when you agree to "Arbitration"

    What you may be giving up when you agree to "Arbitration"
    Grain contracts oftencontain arbitration clausesAlthough most people are unfamiliar with the arbitration process, it is common for many form contracts to contain "arbitration" clauses. The Texas Supreme Court recently addressed cotton…
  • Jun 6

    Before You Click "Accept," Read Your Farm Data Privacy Policy

    Before You Click "Accept," Read Your Farm Data Privacy Policy
    If you are like most people, when computer programs ask you to accept their latest privacy policy, you probably just hit "I accept these terms" and get on with using the software.  But recent concern over who controls agriculture's "big…
Rank this Week: 4638

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: 2804

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: 4041

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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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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