Laws & Regulations

Food Industry Heavyweights Spend Big To Lobby Against Transparency

The battleground over transparency on food origins and ingredients is much wider than labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, as journalist Elizabeth Grossman points out in a recent piece in Civil Eats. It includes labelling food products for country-of-origin or the use of pesticides.

Food Safety Group Sues Ag Department for FOIA'd Records on GMO Crops

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) has sued the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for withholding information on genetically modified crops (GMOs), after unsuccessfully seeking information over a period of 13 years.

"Rhino Horns for Sale in San Francisco's Chinatown Despite Crackdown"

"California legislators aiming to pass more stringent regulations on the sale and dissemination of ivory and rhinoceros horns received a boost last Friday when a San Francisco man pleaded guilty to selling an undercover federal agent two black rhinoceros horns for $55,000. The art dealer Lumsden Quan and Mill Valley man Edward Levine will face sentencing in December."

Source: Guardian, 08/25/2015

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