That anticipated out-of-court settlement between Missouri and Turtle Island Foods is not happening.

The many parties involved “do not believe additional time will allow for resolution of the impasse, according to their July status report to the federal court for the Western District of Missouri.

Instead, those involved in the
Continue Reading Promised meat labeling compromise fails to materialize in Missouri federal court

Attorneys have again told federal Judge Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr that they have a “tentative settlement” in the Turtle Island Foods versus Missouri case, but they say they need more time in mediation to work on “final language and approval of necessary officials.”

Turtle Island Foods v. Missouri is the
Continue Reading More “fake meat” skirmishes breaking out as Missouri settlement takes time

Commercial speech is not easily restricted. Earlier this summer, some state restrictions on speech by companies in the alcohol business were struck down by a federal court.

Missouri’s first in the country state law prevents vegan and plant-based businesses from using words like “meat” and “beef” and “chicken” and “sausage”
Continue Reading Debate about who can call ‘it’ meat moves to the federal court system

A federal judge has decided not to toss out a lawsuit about the constitutionality of Iowa’s 6-year-old “agricultural production facility fraud” statute, meaning the issue will very likely go to trial next year.

Federal District Court Judge James E. Gritzner, in a 38-page opinion, on Feb. 27 denied the crux
Continue Reading Activists’ case on constitutionality of ‘ag-gag’ law advances

Animal activists and the Center for Food Safety sued the state of Iowa in federal court Tuesday, claiming its law to prevent “agriculture production facility” fraud violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

The “ag-gag” law hasn’t seen much use in the Hawkeye State since its passage
Continue Reading Food safety, animal activists sue Iowa over 2012 ‘ag-gag’ law