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International Chemicals Management Meeting
Posted on 23 Sep 2015 by Dianne Saxe

In 2002, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development , the international community adopted an ambitious target for world wide sound management of chemicals and hazardous wastes by 2020: that chemicals are used and produced in ways that lead to... Read More

Toxicologist Responds to Atrazine's Critics
Posted on 7 Feb 2012 by Todd Janzen

By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP I recently attended a seminar with Tim Pastoor, a toxicologist from Syngenta and a leading expert on atrazine (also simazine and propazine), a popular farm herbicide used to control... Read More

Atrazine Settlement Provides Millions to Water Utilities
Posted on 31 Jan 2013 by Todd Janzen

By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP A class action lawsuit alleging that the herbicide Atrazine contaminated various Midwestern water supplies has been settled. As part of the settlement , Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc... Read More

Genetically Modified Food Can Feed The Planet
Posted on 26 Feb 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin The publication of " Diet for a Small Planet " in 1971 by Francis Moore Lappé was a conscious-raising event for many Americans. The book makes the case that grain-fed meat production is wasteful and a contributor... Read More

Modern Agriculture's Big Five Issues (and How the Law is Reacting to Them)
Posted on 15 Oct 2013 by Todd Janzen

For this next year, I’m serving as the chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Agricultural Management Committee . The Committee is part of the wider ABA Section on the Environment, Energy and Resources and focuses on cutting-edge issues... Read More

  • Blog Post: Toxicologist Responds to Atrazine's Critics

    By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP I recently attended a seminar with Tim Pastoor, a toxicologist from Syngenta and a leading expert on atrazine (also simazine and propazine), a popular farm herbicide used to control weeds in corn and sorghum. This was particularly interesting...
  • Blog Post: Atrazine Settlement Provides Millions to Water Utilities

    By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP A class action lawsuit alleging that the herbicide Atrazine contaminated various Midwestern water supplies has been settled. As part of the settlement , Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. (Syngenta), the maker of Atrazine, has agreed...
  • Blog Post: Genetically Modified Food Can Feed The Planet

    By William A. Ruskin The publication of " Diet for a Small Planet " in 1971 by Francis Moore Lappé was a conscious-raising event for many Americans. The book makes the case that grain-fed meat production is wasteful and a contributor to global food scarcity. The author argues that...
  • Blog Post: Modern Agriculture's Big Five Issues (and How the Law is Reacting to Them)

    For this next year, I’m serving as the chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Agricultural Management Committee . The Committee is part of the wider ABA Section on the Environment, Energy and Resources and focuses on cutting-edge issues involving agriculture and the environment, including...
  • Blog Post: International Chemicals Management Meeting

    In 2002, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development , the international community adopted an ambitious target for world wide sound management of chemicals and hazardous wastes by 2020: that chemicals are used and produced in ways that lead to the minimization of significant adverse effects...