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Lawsuit challenging national organic program guidance on pesticides to continue
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2015

A California federal court has denied the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by environmental


Complaint alleges Xymogen’s supplements contain lead
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2014

Public interest group Environmental Research Center (ERC) has sought civil penalties and an injunction against nutritional supplement manufacturer


Attorney chastised in contaminated GE rice litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2011

A federal judge in Missouri has reprimanded a plaintiffs’ attorney involved in the genetically engineered (GE) rice multidistrict litigation for sending “false and misleading” letters about a recent settlement with Bayer CropScience “to landlords who were either unrepresented or who were represented by other counsel.”


Organic farmers fail to show controversy, patent invalidation suit against Monsanto dismissed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2012

A federal court in New York has dismissed, for lack of jurisdiction, the claims filed by numerous organic farming interests seeking a declaration that they are not infringing Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) seed patents, the patents are invalid and unenforceable and the company would not be entitled to remedies against them


Court Vacates Organic Fertilizer Rule for APA Violation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2016

A California federal court has invalidated an amended section of the Organic Foods Production Act that allowed organic producers to use compost


NAS Report Discusses Benefits and Risks of Gene Drive Research
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2016

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) has released a study examining research into man-made gene drives, a type of gene


OEHHA adds pulegone to Prop. 65 list
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2014

California EPA 's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added pulegone to its list of chemicals known to the state to cause


Canada to continue monitoring some azo basic dyes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 7 2014

The Canada Departments of the Environment and of Health have issued a notice proposing that, after assessing 33 azo basic dyes, which are found in an


California to update MADL for lead
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2015

In response to a petition for administrative rulemaking filed by the Center for Environmental Health, the California Environmental Protection


Industry takes aim at draft UCSF report on nanomaterial regulation in California
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2010

Concerned about regulatory coordination issues, the omission of new environmental data and an apparent failure to recognize collaborative stakeholder efforts, nanotech industry interests have reportedly urged CalEPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and researchers with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) to revise a draft April 2010 report on nanomaterial regulation