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The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404132_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Geographical Indication Act Promulgated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404130_text Agriculture and food; Trademarks - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, Tokutei Norin Suisan Butsu to no Meisho no Hogo ni Kansuru Horitsu; text of the legislation, which became law without... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404130_text Global Legal Monitor: France: GMO Prohibition Confirmed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404036_text Agriculture and food; Genetically modified foods - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, Tokutei Norin Suisan Butsu to no Meisho no Hogo ni Kansuru Horitsu; text of the legislation, which became law without The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court for administrative matters, has rejected a request from corn producers to strike down a government regulation prohibiting the sale, use, and growing of a type of genetically modified corn known... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404036_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Kosher Slaughter Method Effectively Banned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404004_text Agriculture and food; Animal protection; Freedom of religion - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, Tokutei Norin Suisan Butsu to no Meisho no Hogo ni Kansuru Horitsu; text of the legislation, which became law without The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court for administrative matters, has rejected a request from corn producers to strike down a government regulation prohibiting the sale, use, and growing of a type of genetically modified corn known On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404004_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Agreement Seeks to Address Climate Change Impact http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403811_text Agriculture and food; Food assistance ; Foreign aid - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, Tokutei Norin Suisan Butsu to no Meisho no Hogo ni Kansuru Horitsu; text of the legislation, which became law without The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court for administrative matters, has rejected a request from corn producers to strike down a government regulation prohibiting the sale, use, and growing of a type of genetically modified corn known On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403811_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Crisis in Thai Rice Pledging Scheme http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403656_text Agriculture and food - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, Tokutei Norin Suisan Butsu to no Meisho no Hogo ni Kansuru Horitsu; text of the legislation, which became law without The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court for administrative matters, has rejected a request from corn producers to strike down a government regulation prohibiting the sale, use, and growing of a type of genetically modified corn known On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403656_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: New Plant Quarantine Law Enacted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402667_text Agriculture and food - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, Tokutei Norin Suisan Butsu to no Meisho no Hogo ni Kansuru Horitsu; text of the legislation, which became law without The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court for administrative matters, has rejected a request from corn producers to strike down a government regulation prohibiting the sale, use, and growing of a type of genetically modified corn known On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402667_text Global Legal Monitor: Court of Justice of the European Union; France: Preliminary Ruling Finds France's Ban on Genetically Modified Corn Illegal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402598_text Agriculture and food - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, Tokutei Norin Suisan Butsu to no Meisho no Hogo ni Kansuru Horitsu; text of the legislation, which became law without The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court for administrative matters, has rejected a request from corn producers to strike down a government regulation prohibiting the sale, use, and growing of a type of genetically modified corn known On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 3, 2010, the Conseil d'Etat, France's Supreme Court for administrative matters, referred several questions on interpretation of European Union law regarding genetically modified organisms to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a preliminary... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402598_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Milk Sector Planning http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402604_text Agriculture and food - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, Tokutei Norin Suisan Butsu to no Meisho no Hogo ni Kansuru Horitsu; text of the legislation, which became law without The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court for administrative matters, has rejected a request from corn producers to strike down a government regulation prohibiting the sale, use, and growing of a type of genetically modified corn known On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 3, 2010, the Conseil d'Etat, France's Supreme Court for administrative matters, referred several questions on interpretation of European Union law regarding genetically modified organisms to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a preliminary On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Milk Sector Planning Law, 5771-2011. The Law has two objectives. The first is the development and improvement of the milk sector in Israel, to ensure quality... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402604_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Court Rules Agency's Deregulation of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets Violated Federal Environmental Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401626_text Agriculture and food - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, Tokutei Norin Suisan Butsu to no Meisho no Hogo ni Kansuru Horitsu; text of the legislation, which became law without The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court for administrative matters, has rejected a request from corn producers to strike down a government regulation prohibiting the sale, use, and growing of a type of genetically modified corn known On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 3, 2010, the Conseil d'Etat, France's Supreme Court for administrative matters, referred several questions on interpretation of European Union law regarding genetically modified organisms to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a preliminary On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Milk Sector Planning Law, 5771-2011. The Law has two objectives. The first is the development and improvement of the milk sector in Israel, to ensure quality A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401626_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Law on Use of Genetically Modified Crops http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401034_text Agriculture and food - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, Tokutei Norin Suisan Butsu to no Meisho no Hogo ni Kansuru Horitsu; text of the legislation, which became law without The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court for administrative matters, has rejected a request from corn producers to strike down a government regulation prohibiting the sale, use, and growing of a type of genetically modified corn known On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 3, 2010, the Conseil d'Etat, France's Supreme Court for administrative matters, referred several questions on interpretation of European Union law regarding genetically modified organisms to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a preliminary On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Milk Sector Planning Law, 5771-2011. The Law has two objectives. The first is the development and improvement of the milk sector in Israel, to ensure quality A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401034_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Bill Prohibiting Slaughter of Cattle Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540984_text Agriculture and food - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, Tokutei Norin Suisan Butsu to no Meisho no Hogo ni Kansuru Horitsu; text of the legislation, which became law without The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court for administrative matters, has rejected a request from corn producers to strike down a government regulation prohibiting the sale, use, and growing of a type of genetically modified corn known On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 3, 2010, the Conseil d'Etat, France's Supreme Court for administrative matters, referred several questions on interpretation of European Union law regarding genetically modified organisms to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a preliminary On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Milk Sector Planning Law, 5771-2011. The Law has two objectives. The first is the development and improvement of the milk sector in Israel, to ensure quality A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On January 30, 2009, a Private Member's bill on prohibiting the slaughter of cattle was given to the Speaker of the Sri Lankan House. Acting as an independent, Wijedasa Rajapaksha, the sponsor of the bill and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540984_text Global Legal Monitor: Peru: Promotion of the Organic or Ecological Production http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540261_text Agriculture and food - The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were "promotion acts" aimed at promoting particular agricultural and fishery industries: pig farming, ornamental plant cultivation, and inland water fisheries. Under Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, Tokutei Norin Suisan Butsu to no Meisho no Hogo ni Kansuru Horitsu; text of the legislation, which became law without The Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court for administrative matters, has rejected a request from corn producers to strike down a government regulation prohibiting the sale, use, and growing of a type of genetically modified corn known On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 3, 2010, the Conseil d'Etat, France's Supreme Court for administrative matters, referred several questions on interpretation of European Union law regarding genetically modified organisms to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a preliminary On March 28, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Milk Sector Planning Law, 5771-2011. The Law has two objectives. The first is the development and improvement of the milk sector in Israel, to ensure quality A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental On February 13, 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signed into law the Biosafety Bill of 2008, making Kenya the fourth African nation, after Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, to allow the use of genetically modified On January 30, 2009, a Private Member's bill on prohibiting the slaughter of cattle was given to the Speaker of the Sri Lankan House. Acting as an independent, Wijedasa Rajapaksha, the sponsor of the bill and Law No. 29196 promulgated on January 24, 2008 adopts provisions to promote the sustainable and competitive development of organic or ecological production in Peru. The specific objectives of this Law are to: encourage and promote the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540261_text