Perspectives on Agricultural Technology
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AgTech Industry Group Co-Leaders Karen Carr and Alexander Spiegler will speak at the International Bar Association’s 9th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference.
Many major companies have announced a blueprint to minimize their carbon footprint. Some companies have gone so far as to proclaim that they will achieve “net zero” emissions in the near future. To accomplish their climate goals, many have turned to purchasing products called “carbon offset credits.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the next public meeting of its Precision Agriculture Connectivity Task Force (Task Force), which has been scheduled for March 28, 2023.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress is set to introduce a bill that if enacted would direct CFIUS to consider the needs of the agriculture industry when reviewing foreign investment and ownership in domestic businesses.
ArentFox Schiff will host the Food Policy Impact Conference at our Washington, DC, office on February 7-8. AgTech Industry Group Co-Leader Karen Carr is scheduled to present.
The principal legislative focus for the agriculture sector in 2023 will be the new Farm Bill, which sets the policies for most of the country’s agriculture programs, authorizing mandatory and discretionary spending for assistance related to food and farms.
What Can the Agriculture Sector Expect from Rep. Andy Harris on Agriculture and BioTech Appropriations
The Republican leadership in the US House of Representatives has named Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD-1) chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration. As its name suggests, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the US Department of Agriculture.
On January 20, 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule on food traceability will take effect. Regulated entities will have a three-year compliance period, with a current compliance date of January 20, 2026. But what exactly will companies have to do to comply with the new rule?
Partner Andy Sawula and Associate Sam Rasche discuss how to respond to EPA Information Requests.
Under intensive regulatory, commercial, and academic oversight, and notwithstanding its widespread and rapid rate of adoption, biotechnology has produced huge gains in well-being that have flowed to society without any evidence of adverse health or environmental effects.
Byron Dorgan, Doug Jones*, Philip S. English*, Dan H. Renberg, Jon S. Bouker, Craig Engle, David P. Grosso, Sarah B. “Cissy” Jackson, Oliver Spurgeon III*, Amy Antoniolli, Stephen P. Hanson, Laura E. Doyle, Jeri Freirich*, Daniel Sjostedt*
Americans woke up on Wednesday, November 9, immediately realizing something was different. On their televisions and other devices, they only saw commercials for products, vacation spots, and reality shows.
The Biden Administration is using a comprehensive set of tools to stick closely to campaign promises around — and the public demand for — climate action.
Karen Carr and Malerie Ma Roddy will present at the 2022 AALA Annual Agricultural Law Educational Symposium on Friday, November 11, 2022.
Hydroponic production has become increasingly popular in American agriculture. Historically, fruits and vegetables had been grown exclusively on traditional soil-based farms. Hydroponics, by contrast, are typically grown in greenhouses and urban farms using innovative new technologies.
California Federal Court Substantially Upholds Bioengineered Food Disclosure But Remands QR Code and Text Message Disclosure Options to USDA for Further Rulemaking
On September 13, 2022, a federal court in San Francisco decided an NGO-led challenge to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule establishing a national standard for the disclosure of bioengineered foods.
AgTech Industry Group Co-Leader Karen Carr will join a panel discussion on organic policy at the International Fresh Produce Association’s The Washington Conference on September 28.
President Biden has revealed the next areas of focus in his effort to protect the United States’ technological leadership and economic competitiveness: biotechnology, biomanufacturing, and the bioeconomy.
Agricultural Technology Industry Group Co-Leader Karen Ellis Carr will present in a webinar hosted by the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) on August 30.
In July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), the EU’s Highest Court, issued a decision clarifying whether the EU would regulate products of innovative breeding techniques, like gene editing, under the EU’s Directive 2001/18, the principal EU law governing the regulation of GMOs.
Environmentally responsible fashion has become a key marketing signal for many global brands, with advertising claims such as “sustainable,” “responsibly sourced,” “organic,” and “recycled” cropping up throughout the fashion industry. These claims respond to growing demand from consumers.
On March 7, 2022, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), operating under its New Animal Drug Authority, took a new, important regulatory step forward in assessing genome editing in animals. Specifically, the Agency announced a “low risk” determination and exercise of enforcement discretion.
As you know, in our recent Alert, we addressed the announcement of the members of the FCC's Precision Agriculture Connectivity Task Force ("Task Force). Now, the FCC has announced the new members of the four "Working Groups" that will assist the Task Force in carrying out its work.
Linda M. Jackson, Alexander H. Spiegler, Lauren C. Schaefer, Allan E. Anderson, Robert K. Carrol, Nicholas J. Nesgos, Alexandra M. Romero, Sara T. Schneider, Natalie C. Kreeger, Pascal Naples, Morgan R. Pankow, Nadia Patel, Jodi Tai
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2022 Sparks Opportunity for AgTech Certified B Corps With Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Goals
The role of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors in capital allocation and investment decisions are poised to take center stage in 2022. A trend that entered the mainstream with a statement from the Business Roundtable in 2019, signaling a shift in the business community.
The Precision Agriculture Connectivity Task Force has been Re-Chartered for a Second Term, and its Industry Members have been announced. The first meeting of the re-chartered Task Force has been scheduled for January 13, 2022, at 10 am.