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J. R. Pegg

Washington, D.C.
J.R. Pegg joined Agrow as US correspondent in 2013, having written for Informa’s Pesticide and Chemical Policy for seven years prior to that.

He specializes in US policy, legislation and litigation related to pesticides and GM crops.

J.R. has been a journalist for 20 years, having previously covered environmental issues, chemical policy, and the television industry.
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The national GMO disclosure law preempts claims alleging Conagra Brands Inc. is deceiving consumers by labeling cooking oils made from genetically engineered crops as "100% Natural," the company says in a new filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

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The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is urging a federal appeals court to reject Syngenta's request to overturn a ruling that dismissed claims of copyright infringement against generic agrochemical company Willowood.

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Judge upholds ban on California's glyphosate cancer warnings

A US federal judge has rejected California's request to reverse an order that prohibits the state from requiring cancer warning labels on products that contain glyphosate herbicide.
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