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Golden Rice study criticized on ethical grounds

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • China, USA
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  • September 14 2012

A recently published study involving transgenic rice has reportedly drawn criticism from Greenpeace China, which has accused U.S. researchers of using Chinese children “as guinea pigs in a genetically engineered ‘Golden Rice’ trial.”

New lawsuits filed: “natural” orange juice, mislabeled butter, city vs. state in trans fat dispute, lack of FDA action on nanotechnology petition

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2012

Putative class actions have been filed in New Jersey and California federal courts against Tropicana Products, Inc., alleging that the company misleads consumers by labeling and marketing its orange juice as “100 pure and natural,” when it actually “undergoes extensive processing which includes the addition of aromas and flavors.”

EC to restrict neonicotinoids in bid to protect bees

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 3 2013

Although a recent proposal to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids failed to gain support from the qualified majority of member states on an

Pew report points to gaps in FDA toxicity data for food additives

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 16 2013

The Pew Charitable Trusts' Food Additive Project has published a paper in Reproductive Toxicology claiming that gaps in the toxicity data for food

Issues narrowed in Texas bellwether GM rice contamination cases

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2010

A multidistrict litigation (MDL) court in Missouri has issued a number of rulings on motions for summary judgment and to exclude or limit expert testimony in the bellwether cases involving Texas rice farmers who allege that contamination of the U.S. rice supply with genetically modified (GM) rice caused a precipitous decline in prices for their crops on world markets

OEHHA proposes reforms to Prop. 65 warnings

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2014

California EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has scheduled an April 14, 2014, public workshop to discuss "a possible

Products liability reference updated to consider GM foods

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2010

A looseleaf reference book titled Products Liability: Design and Manufacturing Defects, 2d has been updated with sections considering legal issues relating to genetically modified (GM) foods

Advocacy groups seek FDA rule on mercury in seafood

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2011

Several consumer protection organizations have filed a citizen petition with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeking a rulemaking “for labeling and point of sale advisories concerning mercury in seafood to minimize methylmercury exposure to women of childbearing age and children.”

FTC proposes revisions to environmental marketing guides

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has determined that its "Green Guides," which "help marketers avoid making deceptive claims by outlining general principles that apply to all environmental marketing claims," should be retained and updated

Chemical industry seeks BPA ban, FDA inclined to adopt one

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2011

According to a news source, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is poised to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups in response to a petition filed by the American Chemistry Council