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Federal court invalidates Maui’s ban on GMOs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2015

A Hawaii federal court has ruled that a Maui ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is preempted by the Plant Protection Act and therefore


Amid mounting pressure from environmentalists, California State Assembly passes bill to ban microbeads
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

The California State Assembly recently passed legislation (A.B. 888) that would prohibit the use of microbeads in many personal care products as of


Groups challenge California pesticide-spraying plan
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2015

Several organizations, including the Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Working Group and Center for Food Safety as well as the city of


Proposed changes to California’s Prop. 65 could expand warning label requirements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2015

After two years of debate, the California Environmental Protection Agency's (CalEPA's) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assess- ment may soon


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.”


BPA to rejoin harmful chemicals list in California
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2015

A California state court has lifted an injunction that barred bisphenol A (BPA) from placement on the list of reproductive toxicants mandated under


GE labeling bills introduced in U.S. House and Senate
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Or.) have introduced companion bills (S. 809; H.R. 1699) that would amend the federal


FDA releases draft environmental impact statement for produce rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed rule establishing science-based


Bittman issues call to action on healthful food policies
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2014

New York Times op-ed writer Mark Bittman has authored a commentary urging the federal government to adopt policies and incentives to benefit growers