Emily Ashcraft

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Monsanto, Bayer, and BASF Face Dicamba Lawsuits

In addition to facing continuing lawsuits over Roundup, agricultural giant Monsanto has now been confronted with lawsuits regarding dicamba-tolerant technology. The company sold seeds that are allegedly resistant to dicamba weed killers but have received...

House Bill Seeks to Make Cannabis Businesses Eligible for COVID-19 Funds

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) proposed a bill in the House of Representatives that would allow federal relief funds to be made available for cannabis businesses in states where the businesses are operating legally. The bill...

California Class Action Accuses Companies of Price Gouging Eggs During COVID-19

Consumers, including 10 named plaintiffs, filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that essential groceries and specifically eggs were “grossly marked-up,” by producers, wholesalers, and retailers. They say the price was almost tripled before the end of...

Food Poisoning Lawsuit Seeks to Solve Who is Responsible for Damages

Del Monte Foods has faced complaints of bodily injury from consumers who purchased their vegetable trays, specifically ones which contain items from Midwest Best. Midwest Best and their insurance provider AMCO are facing a lawsuit...

FDA Sends Warning Letters to Companies Marketing E-Cigarettes to Youth

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started sending warning letters to manufacturers and retailers of e-cigarette merchandise that is targeted towards youth. The letters say if the recipients do not stop the manufacturing, distribution,...

Cigarette Companies Take Legal Action Against New Warning Requirements

Cigarette manufacturers filed a complaint against the Food and Drug Administration in the Eastern District of Texas over eleven new textual warnings, each with their own graphic image, which are now required on any cigarette...