Regulation

The verdict on COP27 for food and farming: 'COP27 maintained a firm focus on supply-side solutions' / Pic: GettyImages-Malecus85

COP27: A ‘notable disappointment’ for sustainable food systems

By Katy Askew

As climate talks conclude in Sharm El Sheikh, for the first time ever a deal has been reached that will see agriculture integrated into the UN’s climate action body. The result of lengthy talks and a significant process of negotiation, does the so-called...

 PFA-based treatments are used in some molded fiber products to ensure food does not seep into and dissolve the fiber structure. Image: GettyImages-Gam1983

GUEST ARTICLE: PFAS and food packaging: Regulatory changes create ripple effects for PFAs-related litigation

By Abby Meyer, Jeffrey Parker and Khirin Bunker of Sheppard Mullin; and David Liu, PhD, Gavin Thompson, PhD and Elizabeth Miesner of Ramboll US Consulting, Inc.

Federal and state agencies are considering restrictions or bans of individual 'forever chemicals' PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds) or PFAS as a class, while at least 24 putative class actions targeting packaged goods purportedly...

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Newsom vetoes California weight loss bill

By Stephen Daniells

California Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed AB3141, California's age restriction bill to prohibit retailers from selling certain dietary supplements for weight loss without a prescription or ID to those under 18.

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