Digital Fruit

In the last few decades, many AgTech businesses have found it increasingly difficult to navigate the multitude of tax laws imposed by states and localities. The process of determining the correct tax base, collecting tax from customers, and remitting that tax to the appropriate authority...

Big data refers to the collection and analysis of large and complex data sets. The data sets are so large that they cannot be analyzed using traditional techniques. Instead, data analytics tools are applied to process a wide variety of data types at very high speeds. Big data...

Graphene is a one-atom-thick carbon material with properties that private sector and university research and development labs around the world are investigating for a wide range of applications. It is a naturally occurring conductor with many unique and advantageous properties. While the material was discovered...

Farms are as American as apple pie. Thus, they have become one of American politicians' favorite businesses. Unsurprisingly, they get tax advantages unavailable to most other businesses. A well-advised farmer should be aware of these advantages, on top of their other governmental subsidies (which have...

How do you get your daily dose of protein? Do you partake in Meatless Mondays? Maybe you are exploring a more extreme diet change such as becoming a pescatarian or vegan? Food trends are making exploratory diets more accessible, but FoodTech innovation is also changing...

The Northern District of California recently ruled that a consumer had no standing to pursue class action claims for injunctive relief after tea maker Twinings removed certain labeling about antioxidants from its packages. In May 2012, Nancy Lanovaz sued Twinings North America, Inc. alleging causes of...

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming an important part of the food industry, from production to transportation to retail sales. The IoT is contributing to better use of resources and greater productivity in the industry as well as improved safety for food products. Simply...

Get your champagne flutes ready, as it seems California Assembly Bill 1322 (AB 1322) looks ripe and ready to be passed. AB 1322 aims to amend current law to allow beauty salons and barber shops to serve their clients limited quantities of beer or wine...

Laws prohibiting "nonfunctional slack-fill" in food and other packaging have been on the books for years, but have gone largely unnoticed. Recently, however, plaintiffs' attorneys and district attorneys have brought the issue to prominence by initiating numerous lawsuits against manufacturers of various consumer products, including...

California has turned a corner when it comes to marijuana. In 1996, California voters voted in favor of Proposition 215, the Medical Marijuana Initiative. The initiative became the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. Then, in October 2015, Governor Brown signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and...

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