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EFSA rejects emergency measure to ban GM maize

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union, France
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  • August 8 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected the evidence submitted by France "in support of its request to prohibit the cultivation of

French Senate report calls for junk-food tax

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 31 2014

A French Senate Committee has issued a report, "Taxation and Public Health: Evaluation of Behavioral Taxation," urging lawmakers to implement a

Organic winemaker faces prison and fine for refusing to spray grapes

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 7 2014

A French organic winemaker has reportedly appeared in court to answer to charges that he defied an official order to spray his vineyard with a

French safety agency warns of energy drink risk

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • October 4 2013

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) has released a report that warns of the risks associated with

French president vows to continue ban on GM corn crops

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • August 9 2013

According to news sources, French President François Hollande has said that the country will maintain its prohibition on growing genetically

Victoire for Nutella fans

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • November 16 2012

France’s National Assembly has reportedly rejected a proposed tax on palm oil that appeared to be a go earlier in the week

French MEP feeds foie gras furor

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France, USA
  • -
  • October 19 2012

French MEP Francoise Castex has reportedly condemned California’s statewide ban on the production and sale of any product that is “the result of force-feeding a bird for the purpose of enlarging its liver beyond normal size,” calling the prohibition on foie gras “a battle for Europe.”

EFSA refutes justification for French ban on GM maize

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • May 25 2012

The European Food Safety Authority’s Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (EFSA GMO Panel) has issued an opinion on the French government’s move to prohibit the planting of a certain GM maize variety, concluding that “there is no specific scientific evidence, in terms of risk to human and animal health or the environment, that would support the notification of an emergency measure under Article 34 of Regulation (EC) No 18292003.”

French farmers challenge government ban on GM maize cultivation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France
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  • April 6 2012

French maize growers and seed companies have reportedly brought an appeal before the nation’s highest court seeking to overturn the French government’s temporary moratorium on a strain of genetically modified (GM) maize

USDA report critical of France’s proposed BPA ban

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • France, USA
  • -
  • February 17 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Agriculture Service recently issued a Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report concluding that a French proposal to prohibit all food packaging and materials containing bisphenol A (BPA) would “very likely impact and jeopardize U.S. processed and other food exports to France.”