National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)

National Pork Producers Council v. Karen Ross is a case that might be destined for the World Trade Organization, not the U.S. Supreme Court.

After all, it seems to involve a non-tariff trade barrier, harming other states. But the analogy falls apart because California is not trying to sell more

Continue Reading Solicitor General of United States finds Prop 12 violates Interstate Commerce Clause

When California voters passed Proposition 12, it was all about animal welfare and food safety. In recent days, however, the Los Angeles Times has predicted the state’s consumers are shortly in for skyrocketing pork prices and pork shortages, an era the newspaper predicts will become known as “Bacongate.”

California won
Continue Reading With time running out, ‘Bacongate’ may soon be in California’s future

The pork industry earlier this week said it wants to get the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) out of regulating livestock genome editing.  But unless pigs fly, that possibility seems pretty remote.

That’s because FDA is the center post of America’s food safety-based regulation of genome editing of plants and
Continue Reading Don’t look for FDA to “pork out” as the nation’s top regulator of livestock genome editing

The pork industry wants the regulation of livestock genome editing transferred to the USDA from the Food and Drug Administration. The USDA already regulates genome editing of plants.

To support the transfer, an industry trade association has launched the “Keep America First in Agriculture” campaign. The National Pork Producers Council
Continue Reading Pork industry wants FDA out of livestock genome editing