Supreme Court refuses Bayer’s Roundup appeal, but another pending
The Supreme Court disposed of one Roundup appeal by Bayer on Tuesday but it will not be the final word in the company’s attempts to shield itself from lawsuits alleging its weed killer causes cancer. Another Bayer appeal was pending before the Supreme Court and the company suggested a case being heard by an appeals court in Atlanta could be the third.
Pay hike of up to 50 percent for fighting wildfires
In a long-expected step, the White House announced hefty increases in pay for wildland firefighters on Tuesday, amounting to an additional $600 million over two years, to confront increasingly destructive fires.
Lawmakers agree on slimmed-down version of school nutrition waivers
Congress would give schools an additional $3 billion to help them run meal programs this summer and during the next school year under an agreement announced by key lawmakers on Tuesday.
TODAY’S QUICK HITS
Big Food lags on CO2 cuts: A new study says that at best food and beverage manufacturers, suppliers and retailers may cut emissions by 29 percent by 2030, well short of the 38 percent goal set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement. (Bloomberg)
Kellogg splits into three: Kellogg plans to split into three separate companies by the end of 2023, with the largest of the new entities devoted to snacks such as Pop-Tarts; the others would be breakfast cereals and a “pure-play plant-based foods company.” (CNN)
Food as weapon, again: Russia, using hunger as a weapon in its war with Ukraine, has adopted a strategy that goes back to ancient times; now it should be deemed a war crime. (The Conversation)
N.C. approves poultry biogas plant: Despite strong and united opposition from neighbors, North Carolina ruled in favor of reopening a controversial poultry biogas plant (News & Observer)