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Groups Voice Concern over Chinese Biotech Issues

Posted November 5, 2013   Several agricultural exporters and farm groups recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael...

Court Consolidates GMO Wheat Lawsuits

Posted October 28, 2013   The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation announced that lawsuits brought against Monsanto over genetically modified...

Kauai Approves Controversial GMO, Pesticide Disclosure Bill

Posted October 24, 2013   After a 19-hour long special meeting, the Kaua’i County council voted to approve a controversial GMO...

Mexico Court Bans GMO Corn

Posted October 23,  2013   A judge in Mexico recently suspended the planting of genetically modified corn in the country, citing...

WA Attorney General Sues Group over Food Labeling Initiative

Posted October 18, 2013   Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), alleging...

NALC Resource: Biotechnology Reading Room

October 11, 2013   What is biotechnology?  A uniformly accepted definition of “biotechnology” does not exist.  In broad terms, it is...

NOW Foods Will Sell Only Non-GMO Products by Year’s End

October 11, 2013   Natural foods manufacturer, NOW Foods, has committed to make its entire food line non-genetically modified (GMO) by...

Monsanto Buys Climate Corp. for Nearly $1 Billion

October 11, 2013   In one of the largest buys of a data analytics company, Monsanto has agreed to buy the...

Oregon Passes Bill Protecting Biotech Crops

Posted October 8, 2013   During a special session which concluded last week, the Oregon legislature passed a package of bills...

WA Judge Dismisses Lawsuit over GMO Food Labeling Initiative

Posted October 7, 2013   A Superior Court Judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit against the “No on I-522” campaign...

Crop Insurance on Agenda for AALA Annual Conference

Posted October 1, 2013   Legal issues in crop insurance will be prominently featured at the upcoming 34th Annual Conference of...

USDA Will Not Investigate GMO Alfalfa Contamination

Posted September 27, 2013   USDA will not investigate the detection of genetically modified material in a Washington state farmer’s non-GMO...

“Monsanto Rider” Will Expire, Not Included in Senate CR

Posted September 26, 2013   A controversial legislative rider, which allows farmers to keep growing a genetically modified (GM) crop while...

Biotech Crops Included in Oregon Special Session Deal

Posted September 25, 2013   A controversial bill that would block local governments from regulating agriculture, including banning genetically modified (GM)...

Washington Ag Groups Oppose GM Labeling Initiative

Posted September 13, 2013   Over 30 Washington state agricultural groups oppose an initiative that would require the labeling of genetically...

Letter to USDA: Improve Oversight of GMO Field Trials

Posted August 27, 2013 Over 150 farm and food businesses and organizations signed a letter calling for USDA to improve its...

American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference: Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

Posted August 23, 2013 For attorneys, students, and other professionals interested in agricultural and food law, the 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural...

Brazil’s Largest Soybean Cooperative Ends Lawsuit Against Monsanto

This article posted August 14, 2013 Brazil’s largest soybean cooperative, Aprosoja, has agreed to end a lawsuit against Monsanto in exchange...

Upcoming: American Agricultural Law Association Annual Meeting

Posted:  July 24, 2013 The 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 31 – November 2, 2013 at the Concourse...

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Farmer’s Effort to Replicate Roundup Ready Soybeans is Patent Infrigement

Posted:  May 13, 2013 On Monday, May 13, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Bowman v. Monsanto Co.,...