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Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Agricultural Law Weekly Review

The latest installment of the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law’s Agricultural Law Weekly Review is now available.  Topics...

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Comment deadline on Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology is tomorrow

Tomorrow is the deadline to submit comments on the Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology. The Update...

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Upcoming webinar on biotechnology discovery CRISPR

Next Wednesday, September 21, the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium will present CRISPR: A Biotechnology Breakthrough and an Inventorship Quandary, as...

FDA approves genetically engineered salmon

  • November 20, 2015

Posted November 20, 2015 The FDA has approved AquaBounty Technologies’ application for AquAdvantage Salmon, an Atlantic salmon that reaches market...

House ag committee approves anti-GMO labeling law

  • July 20, 2015

Posted July 20, 2014 The House Agriculture Committee has approved a bill that would ban states from requiring the labeling...

Greenhouse gas analysis, EPA accepting comments

  • July 15, 2015

Posted July 15, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting comment on its analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG)...

Interim final rule issued for Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

  • July 13, 2015

Posted July 13, 2015 The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is publishing an interim final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical,...

Federal judge rules Maui County GMO ban invalid

Posted July 2, 2015 A federal judge ruled that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered (GMO)...

Syngenta rejects second Monsanto offer

  • June 11, 2015

Posted June 11, 2015   Syngenta has rejected a second takeover bid from Monsanto, which included a $2 billion breakup...

USDA Creates GMO-Free Certification Label

Posted May 18, 2015 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods...

U.S. District Court Allows Vermont GMO Law to Stand

  • April 29, 2015

Posted April 29, 2015 U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss ruled against the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association (GMA) and other industry...

Regulators Approve GMO Apples, Resist Browning

  • February 17, 2015

Posted February 17, 2015 U.S. regulators have approved two genetically engineered apple varieties designed to resist browning, according to an...

Syngenta Considering Counterclaims in Corn Biotech Lawsuits

  • February 17, 2015

Posted February 17, 2015   Syngenta AG may file counterclaims against some of the 750 plus U.S. grain farmers and...

NASDA Supports National GMO Labeling, Groups Send Letter to Urge Congress

  • February 11, 2015

–> Posted February 11, 2015 The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture passed a resolution to support a national uniform...

Syngenta Counsel Announced

  • February 2, 2015

Posted February , 2015 The United States District Court in Kansas has named a team of four attorneys to lead the...

USDA Approved New Monsanto GMO Seeds

  • January 21, 2015

Posted January 21, 2015 Monsanto has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for new genetically modified cotton...

China Approves Syngenta Corn, GMO Trait MIR 162

  • December 22, 2014

Posted December 22, 2014 U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Chinese officials have approved imports of Syngenta GMO corn...

North Carolina Launches AgBio[sphere]

  • November 24, 2014

Posted November 24, 2014 North Carolina launched an economic development platform branding the state as the “AgBio[sphere], the complete ecosystem...

Nov. 19 Webinar Addresses Mandatory GMO Food Labeling Laws

  • October 27, 2014

Posted October 27, 2014 On November 19, from 2:30 – 3:30 (EST), the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium will host...

House Subcommittee Hearing Examines Benefits of Ag Biotech

  • July 21, 2014

Posted July 21, 2014 On July 10, the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing to...