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Dairy farmers dump milk on road in protest against Omfed

Legislation April 7, 2016

Source: http://www.orissapost.com/

Farmers and milk producers in Basudevpur, India are dumping gallons of milk on the street to protest an alleged anti-farmer policy.

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ACM fined cold-storage companies and their executives EUR 12.5 million for breaching competition law during merger negotiations

Legislation April 5, 2016

Source: http://www.lexology.com/

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets has released information on decisions it reached in 2015 where it fined four cold storage companies.

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EPA brings more SNAP changes to the table

Legislation April 5, 2016

Source: http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/

 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expanding the list of acceptable refrigerants and banning certain gases that may contribute to climate change.
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EPA Proposes Second Round of Cuts to HFC Super-Pollutants

Legislation April 4, 2016

Source: https://www.nrdc.org

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed cuts in the use of chemicals known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Clean Air Act’s “Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP)” program.

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FDA Unveils Funding For States For FSMA And Produce Rule Implementation

Legislation March 23, 2016

Source: http://www.foodlogistics.com/

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is supporting implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) with funding to encourage planning, infrastructure building, training and education, and other related activities. Up to 55 awards may be awarded.

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GMO Labeling Law Perplexes Food Industry; General Mills To Add GMO Labels Nationwide

Legislation March 23, 2016

Source: http://www.foodlogistics.com/

The U.S. food industry is in one of its fiercest regulatory battles over labeling of ingredients made with genetically modified organisms, and it is losing.

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Status of State Energy Code Adoption, Check your State

Legislation March 14, 2016

Source: https://www.energycodes.gov

Status of State Energy Code Adoption, Check your State

Model building energy codes and standards have the potential to save U.S. consumers an estimated $330 billion by 2040. This equates to nearly 80 quads of cumulative full-fuel-cycle energy savings and over 6.2 billion metric tons of avoided carbon dioxide emissions. View the BECP’s national benefits assessment for more information on the benefits of building energy codes

National Status At-A-Glance

The current status of energy codes and standards adoption is shown in the maps below. Status is displayed for both residential and commercial buildings for U.S. States and territories. Choose from the drop-down list to view the details for a particular state.

 

US energy code adoption

US energy code adoption

https://www.energycodes.gov/status-state-energy-code-adoption

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