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Legal challenge heats up over Prop 65 glyphosate listing

Ag and food interests challenging California’s listing of glyphosate as a cancer-causing chemical say there is little evidence of any carcinogenic risks and no basis for requiring warning labels for the popular herbicide.

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Trump budget for FDA cuts training, boosts food safety and new technology

While FDA is looking to increase funding for regulation of cannabis products, innovative technologies and improved outbreak response, the agency’s requested $25.4 million increase in budget authority in 2021 would not come without sacrifice.

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Food and Ag Policy Briefing: CAP reform under spotlight, Trump proposes USDA budget cuts, US-China ‘Phase one’ deal applied

The European Commission received both praise and criticism for its proposals and decisions on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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Day ahead – Feb. 14, 2020: Lighthizer India visit potentially scrapped, energy nominations

US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer may not travel to India for trade discussions as had been expected ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, ag interests are following two key energy-related nominations and Karin Moore joined the firm HP&M to advise on food policy issues.

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Vegan butter manufacturer challenges California labeling demands

A plant-based foods manufacturer is pushing back at California’s demand it remove the term “butter” from its vegan products and make other label changes, arguing the state’s action is unconstitutional.

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Unilever commits to end marketing to children from end 2020

Food giant Unilever says it will stop marketing and advertising food and drinks from the end of 2020 to children under the age of 12 in traditional media and below 13 via social media channels.

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Chile’s radical anti-sugar programme enjoys significant success

Consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks has dropped by nearly a quarter since Chile implemented a far-reaching campaign against sugar, salt and fat in processed foods and drinks.

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Local food programs present opportunities for farmers, House panel told

Local food systems including farmers markets and other direct sales present a major opportunity to farmers, and USDA programs continue to help producers better leverage the growing market for locally grown foods, witnesses said during a hearing before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research.

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Labeling & Advertising

Tyson, Cargill face class action lawsuit over ‘Product of USA’ labels

A New Mexico rancher is suing four of the biggest meat industry players – including Tyson, Cargill and JBS USA – for deceiving consumers with their use of “Product of USA” claims on beef products.

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Legal challenge heats up over Prop 65 glyphosate listing

Ag and food interests challenging California’s listing of glyphosate as a cancer-causing chemical say there is little evidence of any carcinogenic risks and no basis for requiring warning labels for the popular herbicide.

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Vegan butter manufacturer challenges California labeling demands

A plant-based foods manufacturer is pushing back at California’s demand it remove the term “butter” from its vegan products and make other label changes, arguing the state’s action is unconstitutional.

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Food Safety and Standards

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: CAP reform under spotlight, Trump proposes USDA budget cuts, US-China ‘Phase one’ deal applied

The European Commission received both praise and criticism for its proposals and decisions on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

EU United States

Day ahead – Feb. 14, 2020: Lighthizer India visit potentially scrapped, energy nominations

US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer may not travel to India for trade discussions as had been expected ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, ag interests are following two key energy-related nominations and Karin Moore joined the firm HP&M to advise on food policy issues.

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Sen. Boozman: US should push for more rice market access in any UK trade deal

The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) presents an opportunity to negotiate expanded US rice market access to the nation under a US-UK trade agreement, Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and other lawmakers said in a letter this week to US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

Day ahead – Feb. 13, 2020: Phase One implementation & coronavirus, FSA FOIA lawsuit

USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Services Ted McKinney said the US has not received notification from China of any potential delay in implementation of the Phase One trade deal due to coronavirus. Meanwhile, coronavirus cases surged in China as it looks to bolster farm and food supplies and environmental and animal welfare groups sued USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) over its limited response to their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for agency loan programs.

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Chile’s radical anti-sugar programme enjoys significant success

Consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks has dropped by nearly a quarter since Chile implemented a far-reaching campaign against sugar, salt and fat in processed foods and drinks.

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Day ahead – Feb. 12, 2020: WASDE, coronavirus & trade, NPPC slams FDA

USDA’s WASDE report did not contain many large shifts in US ag exports due to the Phase One trade agreement with China. Meanwhile, China urged other World Trade Organization (WTO) members to resist new trade restrictions in response to the coronavirus and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) slammed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over an analysis of gene editing research.

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Tyson, Cargill face class action lawsuit over ‘Product of USA’ labels

A New Mexico rancher is suing four of the biggest meat industry players – including Tyson, Cargill and JBS USA – for deceiving consumers with their use of “Product of USA” claims on beef products.

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Day ahead – Feb. 13, 2020: Phase One implementation & coronavirus, FSA FOIA lawsuit

USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Services Ted McKinney said the US has not received notification from China of any potential delay in implementation of the Phase One trade deal due to coronavirus. Meanwhile, coronavirus cases surged in China as it looks to bolster farm and food supplies and environmental and animal welfare groups sued USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) over its limited response to their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for agency loan programs.

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Local food programs present opportunities for farmers, House panel told

Local food systems including farmers markets and other direct sales present a major opportunity to farmers, and USDA programs continue to help producers better leverage the growing market for locally grown foods, witnesses said during a hearing before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research.

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Food Technology

Preliminary findings show Cyclospora contamination in domestically grown fresh herbs

Though until 2018 FDA had never found Cyclospora on US-grown fresh produce, now it is finding the parasite may be more common than once thought.

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Baby Food Council invites labs to participate in effort to reduce heavy metals in foods

Building on ongoing efforts to reduce heavy metals in foods, the Baby Food Council and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) are inviting laboratories to participate in a round of proficiency testing that will evaluate labs’ ability to measure presence of arsenic, cadmium, and lead at low levels.

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USDA unveils five-year science blueprint

Publication of USDA’s new Science Blueprint, which lays out the department’s “vision for and continued commitment to scientific research” over the next five years, was announced this week by USDA Deputy Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics (REE) Scott Hutchins.

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Trade Policy

Food and Ag Policy Briefing: CAP reform under spotlight, Trump proposes USDA budget cuts, US-China ‘Phase one’ deal applied

The European Commission received both praise and criticism for its proposals and decisions on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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Day ahead – Feb. 14, 2020: Lighthizer India visit potentially scrapped, energy nominations

US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer may not travel to India for trade discussions as had been expected ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, ag interests are following two key energy-related nominations and Karin Moore joined the firm HP&M to advise on food policy issues.

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Sen. Boozman: US should push for more rice market access in any UK trade deal

The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) presents an opportunity to negotiate expanded US rice market access to the nation under a US-UK trade agreement, Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and other lawmakers said in a letter this week to US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer.

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