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Hawaii G-M-O: Kauai County GMO Regs Struck Down in Federal Court

Throughout the year, this space has periodically re-visited the topic of regulating the manufacture and labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) at the state and federal level. This week, a lawsuit out...more

California Appellate Court Holds That Federal Law Preempts Unfair Competition Law Claims Tied to Organic Label

In a case of first impression in the state courts, a California appellate court delivered an early Christmas present Dec. 23 to beleaguered food and beverage companies facing an avalanche of lawsuits under California’s Unfair...more

The New Range Wars: CEQA and the Williamson Act Are Deployed To Fight Global Warming Solutions In Save Panoche Valley

Nothing says “battle royal” quite like pitting several of California’s heavyweight environmental laws against one another in a “winner-take-all” litigation brawl....more

Philippine exporters going bananas on Australia's import policies

Malaya's online edition last May 20, 2011 headlined that Filipino banana growers are “going bananas” over Biosecurity Australia's requirement that the Philippine bananas exported to Australia should be plants...more

CASE STUDY/ States power to fix Sugarcane price/ impact of amendmt to SUGARCANE (CONTROL) ORDER, 1966

The article examines as to how the Essential Commodities (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2009 promulgated by the Union and the consequent amendment to Sugarcane (Control) Order 1966, impact the power of the States to...more

OPINION ON SCOPE OF THE ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES (AMENDMENT AND VALIDATION) ORDINANCE, 2009

The Essential Commodities (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2009 introduced significant changes in section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 which generated considerable controversies across the nation. Not only...more

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