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U.S. top court won’t hear Quebec farmers over foie gras ban

Reading Time: < 1 minute Washington | Reuters — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the latest challenge to California’s ban on foie gras, a delicacy produced from the enlarged livers of ducks and geese that have been force-fed corn. The court declined to hear an appeal by producers of foie gras, including the Association des Eleveurs de Canards […] Read more

U.S. top court rejects POM Wonderful appeal over ads

Reading Time: 2 minutes Washington | Reuters — Businesses better have good evidence to back up claims of health benefits from their products, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday after the Supreme Court rejected POM Wonderful’s challenge to FTC findings that the juice maker’s advertising was misleading. The U.S. Supreme Court left in place a lower-court ruling […] Read more

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Monsanto in seed patent fight

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a ruling that drew sighs of relief from the biotechnology industry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that an Indiana farmer violated agribusiness company Monsanto’s patent for a type of soybean. The court agreed unanimously with Monsanto that Vernon Bowman, 75, had performed an end-run around the law when he used the company’s […] Read more