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Monthly Archives: November 2012

General Mills Points to Ingredient List in Defense of “100% Natural” Claims

Posted in False Advertising Claims, Motion to Dismiss, Organic, Standing

General Mills recently filed a motion to dismiss a putative class action accusing the company of falsely advertising its popular Nature Valley granola products as “100% natural.”  Chin et al. v. General Mills, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-2150-MJD-TML (D. Minn.).  The crux of plaintiffs’ claims is that the granola is not “100% natural” because it contains… Read More

Initiative to Label Genetically Modified Foods Fails in California

Posted in GMO

Yesterday, California voters rejected Proposition 37, the Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act by 53 percent to 47 percent. The voter initiative would have required labeling of most foods with genetically modified ingredients, estimated to include up to 80 percent of the foods found in most grocery stores. It would also have prohibited labeling… Read More