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What may a person do with a plant or seed containing patented biotechnology?

Say I go to a shop and buy a plant or a seed that is covered by a patent, perhaps because it contains a patented genetic widget. I don't enter into any particular agreement with anyone, other than to ...
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Why are only thiamin (B₁), riboflavin (B₂), niacin (B₃), iron, and folate required to be added to enriched flour in U.S. federal law? [closed]

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations § 137.165 (a) on enriched flour specifies that it must contains in each pound 2.9 milligrams of thiamin, 1.8 milligrams of riboflavin, 24 milligrams of niacin, 0.7 ...
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Are synthetic bovine hormones allowed in Lithuania?

In Lithuania is it legal to produce dairy from cows injected with synthetic hormonal treatments?
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Are British farmers not allowed to slaughter and eat their own animals?

At about 19:30 in the film Dark River (2018) - Tubi, a sheep has broken its leg. the farmer pays a vet £20 to kill it and then hires a knacker to dispose of the body. The farmer later shoots, skins, ...
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Is it illegal to sell duck eggs in Austria?

When I lived in Toronto I would often buy fresh duck and turkey eggs from the city's markets. Yesterday I tried doing the same thing at a market in Vienna and was told by the stall operator that it's ...
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Is a dump truck an implement of husbandry in Michigan?

I apologize if the question is too specific but I can't find any good information on the web. I'm am curious about what exactly is considered an "implement of husbandry". MCL 257.21 states: &...
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Can a Muslim widow claim from her late father-in-law's estate when her husband dies before him?

Does a Muslim widow (with one daughter) have a valid claim to her husband’s father's property (30 acres of agricultural land in India) in cases where her husband dies first, then her father-in-law ...
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In California, who owns buildings or soil left on a leased farm after abandonment?

If a tenant builds a building on leased land, and purchases soil deposited on the land, whose is it after the tenant abandons the property? For the purposes of this question, assume the lease did not ...
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Are State-Authorized Century Farm Programs Titles of Nobility?

Both the Federal and State governments are prohibited from granting "titles of nobility" under the US Constitution (Art. 1, Sec. 9 & 10). My understanding is that "titles of nobility" are ...
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Is it possible to get a dog legally classified as livestock to apply defense laws?

Generally, it is only legal to shoot an attacking dog in defense of livestock. Since pet dogs are not livestock, one cannot legally defend them if attacked by another dog. The definition of "...
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Is Monsanto still suing farmers over "gene theft"?

I just saw "Food Inc" last night, a 2008 movie about the food industry. In the movie they detail how Monsanto was targetting farmers who were trying to grow their own seed and suing them. What would ...
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Are you guilty of swamp busting, if you remove non-productive trees for productive ones?

The swamp buster law says that you can't remove trees, or stumps from a wetland. Does that include removing trees that are unproductive for trees that are productive (for food, and other things)?
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What liability is there for a company whose genetic modifications make their way into originally non-modified crops?

Assume that a company has created genetically modified crop plant. A farmer purchases some seed from this company and plants this seed in his field. Somehow, that genetic modification jumps species ...
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Are there laws that prohibit trade/sale/growing of invasive plant species in the United States?

I recently ordered a plant that I discovered was highly invasive in Canada, and I live in the United States (just south of the border), and didn't know about the problem until after ordering. Are ...
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In the Hammond / Harney County land-use situation, what precedents does the BLM act on to restrict landowners?

I have read a number of accounts of the details involved, most of which resemble this one, and are biased against the BLM. I have yet to find information on what position the BLM took in changing the ...
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