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USDA seeks nominees to fill NRGAC vacancies
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting nominations for five open slots on the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council (NRGAC), a


As you sow threatens Prop. 65 litigation against Soylent
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2015

Environmental group As You Sow has filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the manufacturer of Soylent, a food substitute product, for alleged failure


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


EU Parliament to vote on draft law to ban cloned animals in food
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union
  • June 19 2015

The Environment and Agriculture committees of the European Parliament have approved a draft bill that would ban the cloning of all farm animals


Advocacy groups seek to ban eight substances under Delaney Clause
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2015

A June 10, 2015, petition filed by consumer and environmental groups asks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the following synthetic


EWG launches new assault against BPA in cans
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a "non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment," has issued


Environmental groups release Canada’s environmental assessment of GM salmon
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 29 2015

The Center for Food Safety, Food & Water Watch and Friends of the Earth (FOE) have authored a May 28, 2015, letter to the U.S. Food and Drug


Scientific debate heats up over safety of grease-resistant chemicals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2015

More than 200 scientists have signed a statement published in Environmental Health Perspectives that calls for limits on the use of certain water-


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


EWG launches campaign against foods containing propylparaben
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2015

An Environmental Working Group (EWG) investigation has reportedly concluded that 49 processed snack foods contain propylparaben, a preservative