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Judge refuses to lift stay of Sargento 'natural' lawsuit

A federal judge has continued a stay on a lawsuit challenging deli food maker Sargento's use of the term "natural" on its cheese products, rejecting the plaintiff's concern that FDA appears to have shown little interest in addressing the controversial label claim.

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CAP set for delay, UN climate report, cell-based meat

A lack of clarity over the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), largely due to the uncertainty around Brexit, could mean the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will not be implemented until 2023.

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Food and grain industries blast USDA biotech crop proposal

Food and grain industry groups have issued scathing assessments of the Trump administration's proposal to overhaul USDA's biotech rules, warning the plan would frustrate consumers and lead to costly trade disruptions.

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Day ahead – August 7, 2019: Kudlow remarks on additional ag trade aid

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow suggested additional trade aid for farmers remains a possibility, echoing recent comments made by President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, AquaBounty Technologies Inc. said it is preparing to grow-out genetically engineered (GE) salmon at its US facilities, Scotland was removed from a list of regions with negligible risk for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and USDA announced two GE crop approvals.

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Ag interests rally behind USDA plan to revamp GE crop rule

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), the American Farm Bureau Federation and more than a dozen other ag industry groups have thrown their support behind the Trump administration's proposal to exempt most crops made with new gene-editing tools from USDA's biotech regulations.

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CBD rules still confusing, US adamant on ag in EU trade talks

The lack of clarity on rules concerning the production and marketing of food and drink products containing cannabidiol (CBD) was again highlighted in the United States last week.

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CAP set for delay, UN climate report, cell-based meat

A lack of clarity over the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), largely due to the uncertainty around Brexit, could mean the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will not be implemented until 2023.

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US and Brazilian agri giants join forces to produce plant-based burgers

Brazil’s Marfrig is joining the race to develop plant-based meat alternatives through a new tie-up with US agri-giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

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Cell-based meat companies may be ready for market before US regs are set

FDA and USDA have made important strides towards crafting a regulatory framework for cell-based meat, but the landscape remains confusing and the agencies may be pressured to consider approving products before they've ironed out all the details, according to a former top FDA food attorney.

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Interview: IEG Policy talks with USDA’s Mindy Brashears

The swine slaughter rule, the US ban on Brazilian beef and the challenge of regulating cell-based meat were some of the issues touched on when IEG Policy sat down with Mindy Brashears, USDA’s deputy under secretary for food safety, at a conference last week.

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Cell-based meat firms should consult early with FDA, USDA regulators

Companies developing cell-cultured technologies should talk to regulators rather than waiting for FDA’s upcoming guidance on premarket review, said an FDA official, who along with USDA, shared next steps in the joint regulation of the emerging products at a meeting last week.

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Day ahead – July 29, 2019: MFP 2 signup starts today

USDA will start taking applications today for the Market Facilitation Program 2 (MFP 2) program to offer producers funds to offset trade impacts. And the trade situation will be key with talks Tuesday and Wednesday in China. Plus, the meat alternative company Beyond Meat will report its earnings later today.

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