European Court Rules Against GMO Ban

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Sep 15, 2017 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News European Court Rules Against GMO Ban Previous articleWeaker Dollar Fosters Higher Ag Exports in 2017 and a Trade Surplus Next YearNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Boosting Political Muscle NAFB News Service SHARE The European Court of Justice ruled that member state governments cannot ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops in the absence of scientific evidence that they are a human health risk. American Soybean Association President Ron Moore said the ruling is a comforting one from a scientific standpoint. “The Court’s decision reverses what the EU calls the ‘precautionary principle,’ their long-standing default argument that without proof that a product is unsafe, unverified concerns about safety are sufficient to ban either importation or cultivation,” said Moore. “Over the past 20 years, this unscientific approach has led to a patchwork of unscientific restrictions on EU imports and cultivation of biotech crops by member states.”Those restrictions or prohibitions were put in place in spite of the products being approved by the European Food Safety Authority, as well as numerous other food safety and global health agencies. Moore said the Soybean Association is happy with the ruling and hopeful it will lead to similar science-based stances on genetic engineering in Europe during the yearsSource: NAFB News Service European Court Rules Against GMO Banlast_img read more

Detailed guide: Coming to the UK for seasonal agricultural work on English farms

first_imgThis is national guidance for England.You must book and stay in managed quarantine if you have been in, or through any of the red list countries from where travel to the UK is banned during the 10 days before you enter the UK.You and your employer must follow this guidance if you are coming to England to work on a farm as: You should make sure your operations follow industry best practice on social distancing.Follow guidance on what to do if an individual gets coronavirus symptoms if anyone in the group develops symptoms.At the end of 10 days self-isolation on the farmIf no one in the group tests positive or has coronavirus symptoms, employers should make sure that workers are aware of: avoid contact with others on the farm outside of your cohort group follow social distancing rules Take a rapid lateral flow testYou can take a rapid lateral flow test in the following ways: new continuous cough high temperature loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste clear instructions about their working and living arrangements translated guidance on any local restrictions guidance on social distancing industry guidance on social distancing information about rapid lateral flow testing, and how you will help them meet these requirements information on what to do if they have symptoms you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms your condition gets worse your symptoms do not get better after 7 days For a medical emergency dial 999.Others in your household or cohort groupIf you develop symptoms, the household or group (cohort) you live and work with will also need to self-isolate for 10 days.After your first 10 days in EnglandIf offered, you should continue to take 2 rapid lateral flow tests every week while you are working on the farm.You must also comply with the other rules for England.Employing seasonal workers from overseasFollow this guidance if you are a grower, labour provider or agency bringing workers from overseas to work on farms in England.You must make sure that workers have documentary evidence to confirm that they are travelling to your farm to carry out seasonal agricultural work. Workers must have these documents before they travel.Within 2 hours of workers arriving at the farm, you should give them: NHS Test and Trace sites or community testing sites (subject to availability in your local area) Your first 10 days in EnglandDuring your first 10 days in England, you can work on the farm if you are living on the farm. Your employer should place you into a ‘household’ or cohort group that you will live and work with most of the time.You should: You can call NHS 119 to arrange for a test if you do not have access to the internet.You must self-isolate for both of the following: If you still have a high temperature after 10 days or are otherwise unwell: If you get coronavirus symptomsYou should apply for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test if you get any of the following symptoms: a seasonal agricultural worker under the Seasonal Workers Pilot an EU worker with settled or pre-settled status, coming to pick fruit or vegetables You should support your employees so they are able to take 2 rapid lateral flow tests every week, or if they test positive, a confirmatory PCR test. workplace testing, if your employer has signed up for this ordering rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to you via the workplace testing offer at least 10 days from when your symptoms started until you are better and no longer have a high temperature guidance on dealing with suspected cases of coronavirus current guidance on staying alert and safe (social distancing), both on and off the farm add the farm address as your home address select ‘No’ when asked if you need to self-isolate select your occupation as ‘seasonal agricultural worker’ from the menucenter_img Your employer should tell you who the trained operator is.You could be fined if you do not do this. You may receive phone calls checking that you have taken the tests.What to do if you test positiveYou must self-isolate immediately. Your cohort group also needs to self-isolate. You could be fined if you do not do this.You and your cohort group may be entitled to a one-off payment of £500 through the NHS Test and Trace Support Payment scheme if you are required to self-isolate.You should also take a PCR test as soon as possible if your rapid lateral flow test result is positive.You should follow guidance on receiving a coronavirus (COVID-19) test result.If you take the PCR test within 2 days of the rapid lateral flow test and receive a negative result, you and your cohort group can stop self-isolating.You and your cohort group must continue to self-isolate if: implementing workplace testing arrangements – read guidance for employers registering by 12 April to gain access to free tests for your employees signing up for home testing or other arrangements that may be available in your area buy groceries or other shopping collect medication this PCR test result is positive you receive a negative PCR test result but the test was taken more than 2 days after the rapid lateral flow test urgent medical assistance (or where your doctor has advised you to get medical assistance) to access critical public services such as social services and victim support services to go to the funeral of a close relative to fulfil a legal obligation such as take part in legal proceedings one of the crew on your plane, boat or train the driver if you are travelling by bus or coach Before you travel to the UK you must take a test no more than 3 days before your departure date that certifies a negative result for COVID-19.You will not be allowed to enter the UK if you receive a positive test result.Before you travel, you must fill in the Passenger Locator Form with your journey, contact details and the address at the farm where you will work and live.On the form you should: From 6 April, you must take a rapid lateral flow test on day 2, day 5 and day 8 after you arrive.Read guidance on how to quarantine when you arrive in England.You must not leave the farm during the first 10 days unless there’s an emergency or you need: at home – this is a self-reported test where you take the test yourself and report your own result under the supervision of a trained operator – this is an assisted test where the operator processes the test and reports the result They will let staff in the airport, port or station know, so they can tell you what you must do when you arrive.Travelling to the farmYou should not travel if you have coronavirus symptoms.When you arrive in England, you must go straight to the farm where you will be living and working. Someone you will be staying with at the farm should collect you from the airport, port or station.If you need to use public transport to get to the farm, you must wear a face covering on all public transport and in transport hubs, unless you have a face covering exemption because of your age, health or another condition.Wash your hands before you travel and when you arrive at the farm. Read guidance on making and wearing a face covering.Stay 2 metres apart from other people where possible, or one metre with risk mitigation where 2 metres is not possible.At the farm accommodationYou must stay at the farm address you provided when you arrived at the border.If you do not live on the farm you: will not be able to work for the first 10 days will have to self-isolate on arrival in England If it is not possible to test on the farm, you may leave the farm to collect or take a test.You should ask your employer or colleagues for help, or order a delivery if you need to: If you do not have symptoms but test positive for COVID-19 you must self-isolate for 10 days starting from the day you first test positive.If you test positive you will be asked to share your contacts with the NHS Test and Trace service. The information you gave in your Passenger Locator Form may be used to alert people who travelled to the UK with you.Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus (COVID-19) service, or call NHS 111 if: You must provide these details up to 48 hours before you arrive in England.You will need to prove at UK border controls that you are a seasonal agricultural worker.Read guidance on what you will need to show when you arrive at the UK border.You should pack and carry with you enough essential supplies (including clothing, medicine and cigarettes) to cover the time from the start of your travel and the 10-day isolation period.If you develop coronavirus symptoms when you are travelling to England, you should tell: You should ask workers to confirm in writing that they have received and understood this information. You should provide translation services if these are needed.For the first 10 days you should put workers into groups of up to 6, and strictly limit contact with others outside of those groups.The groups should be made up of workers arriving on the farm within 24 hours of each other.You can decide how big the cohort groups are (up to 6), taking into account how easy it will be to isolate different groups of workers on your farm if they develop coronavirus.From 6 April, you should help your employees to take rapid lateral flow tests on days 2, 5 and 8. You can help them take the tests by: stay at home seek medical advice You must follow guidance on safer working when carrying out work on the farm.Read more about this in the industry best practice guidance on social distancing.TestingFrom 6 April, you must take tests on days 2, 5 and 8 after your arrival in England even if tests on days 2 and 5 from a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or rapid lateral flow test return negative results. This is essential to protect your community from COVID-19.Rapid lateral flow test tests are free and you will be able to access them by:last_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: August 27, 2014 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Bobby Altis, born in 1996, of Wellington was charged with theft, a level 9 felony, which was his third and subsequent offense. He was also charged with theft of land or mislaid property, a Class A misdemeanor; and two counts of criminal use of a financial card, Class A misdemeanors.Altis is accused on July 17, 2014 of getting unauthorized control of $100 cash in a bank bag that belonged to someone else after being convicted of theft on two prior occasions.He then allegedly found a wallet of a person he had gone fishing with and instead of returning it, he kept $10 cash that was in the wallet and used the ATM card in it without permission.Then on July 28, 2014 at the Wellington Pizza Hut, Altis allegedly used the young man’s ATM card without permission to purchase pizza for $35.05.Allegedly on July 27, 2014 at Casey’s General Store at 1021 W. 8th he used the same credit card without permission to purchase $25.39 in gasoline and signed his own name to the receipt.•••••Amanda Adams, born in 1984, of El Dorado, was charged and pled guilty to theft, a Class A misdemeanor. Her identity theft charge, a level 8 felony, was dismissed.Adams was convicted of using an ATM card issued to another person who had an account at Valley State Bank in Belle Plaine. She also was convicted of stealing a Gold Nuggett ring, Gold Nuggett bracelet; Saffaire/Diamond ring; and an opal cubic zirconia ring valued less than $1,000 from a Wichita pawn shop.Adams was sentenced to having to pay court costs and serve six months in county jail which was suspended on one-year probation provided she pay restitution of $596.08 she received from the person’s ATM card she used at two Sumner County convenience stores.She is also to pay $150 to Money Town Pawn Shop in Wichita and have no contact with the she had taken the credit card from.•••••Travis Williams, born in 1982, of Wellington was charged with possession of narcotics, a level 5 drug felony; interference with law enforcement, a level 8 felony; and interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor. Williams pled guilty to the third count of interference with the police officer. The other two charges were dismissed.Williams was accused of possessing a drug known as hydrocodone pills which are schedule 3 narcotics in a plastic bag in his hand when he was arrested and allegedly put the pills into his mouth and ate them to try to prevent being caught. These charges were dismissed.However, he was convicted of walking away from the arresting officer during a disturbance in progress. The officer asked him to stop and he allegedly refused to do so. He was accused of resisting being handcuffed.Willams is to serve six months with a controlled sentence, pay $250 in court cost and $400 KBI lab fees if applicable, be placed on probation for one year and be up for drug and alcohol evaluation.••••• Charla Lambrecht, born in 1961, of Mulvane pled guilty to disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Lambrecht was accused of cussing at another person by threatening to destroy his car. She must pay a $100 fine and court costs.•••••Tyler Rusk, born in 1986, of Wellington was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Rusk is accused on July 14, 2014 of punching holes in a closet door during an argument with his girlfriend.He also allegedly had a bag of marijuana and a marijuana pipe in his pocket when he was arrested.Rusk court deposition is set for Sept. 4 at 9 a.m.•••••Laura Cheuvront, born in 1969, of Belle Plaine was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; pedestrian under the influence, a traffic infraction; and interference with law enforcement, a Class misdemeanor.Cheuvront is accused on July 30, 2014 of using abusive behavior causing people to leave the Belle Plaine City Park.She then allegedly was walking in the 300 to 400 block of East 4th in Belle Plaine while allegedly intoxicated and walked past the car of the people who was leaving the park. She yelled at them while pounding on the car. She then allegedly physically resisted being arrested, handcuffed and placed in the police car.Cheuvront failed to appear in court on Aug. 14. Her new bond is set at $5,000.•••••Jimmy McArthur, born in 1986, of Winfield was charged with criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.McArthur is accused of going onto property at 111 W. College in Oxford knowing he was not authorized to do so and getting into an argument with a female. He was told to leave by the owner, but refused to do so. McArthur also allegedly told the owner he couldn’t make him leave.McArthur’s case is continue to August 28 at 9 a.m.•••••Jason Lee Johnson pled guilty to domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor.Johnson admitted to shoving a couch for which a family member was sitting, and then shoving the family member on Aug. 3, 2014.Lee has been sentenced to six months in county jail to be suspended for one year of probation provided he adhere to the following conditions:•obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation;•obtain domestic violence assessment and treatment as recommended; •and no contact with the person he admitted to abusing unless approved in advanced by a Court Service Officer.He also must pay a $200 fine and court costs.•••••Jamie Treadway, born in 1986, of Moore, Okla. was charged with speeding 85 in a 75 mph zone, a traffic infraction; transporting an open container, a misdemeanor; failing to maintain a single lane, a traffic infraction; driving while suspended, a Class B misdemeanor; and interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.Treadway was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Colorado on Aug. 6 after going 85 mph in a 75 mph zone.Treadway failed to appear in court on August 14. His new bond is set at $10,000.•••••Danielle Howe, born in 1988, of Wichita pled guilty to transportation of an open container.On July 25, Howe admitted to having a glass containing whiskey and cola in the passenger door of a vehicle and an open bottle of whiskey elsewhere while riding as a passenger down Sixth Street in Belle Plaine.Howe is to pay $100 fine and court costs.•••••Joshua Brown, born in 1982, of Wilson, Kans. was accused of fraudulent use of a driver’s license, a Class A misdemeanor; interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.Brown is accused on Aug. 6 at the Kansas Star Casino of attempting to get into the casino using a California Identification Card belonging to someone else. After the casino questioned him about using a false ID, he then allegedly used a name of another Brown, who was in prison. When authorities checked his vehicle, he allegedly had a small plastic baggy containing methamphetamine in his friend Sophia Dewey’s purse. He also allegedly had a glass smoking pipe in the car console, two small baggies and syringes in a Crown Royal bag.Brown failed to appear for district court on August 14. His new bond is set for $10,000.Dewey, born in 1963, of Ellsworth, Kans. was charge with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor and possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony.She is accused of having a glass pipe in her purse and a bag of meth that Brown allegedly gave to her to hold.•••••William Baker, born in 1969, of Wellington was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and battery, a Class B misdemeanor.Baker is accused on June 12, 2014 of yelling at two other people who were walking near his yard, calling them words disparaging to black people. He then approached one of the male’s and punched him with his fist.•••••Terry Wood of Wichita was charged with driving under the influence his third offense in a lifetime which if convicted requires a mandatory 90 days in jail and a maximum one year sentence with a minimum fine of $1,750.On January 25, 2014, Wood is accused of failing to pick a lane while on Interstate 35 in Sumner County before being stopped.•••••Joshua Bodner, born in 1990, of Wellington was charged with aggravated burglary, a level 5 felony; theft, a Class A misdemeanor; reckless driving , a misdemeanor; and driving while suspended, a Class B misdemeanor.On Aug. 14, Bodner is accused of entering a combination garage and apartment with the intent of committing a theft of a minibike while the owner was at home. After allegedly stealing the bike and loading it into his 1996 Ford Taurus, the minibike owner approached the car  and grabbed the car door handle as Bodner was about to leave. In an attempt to elude the minibike owner, Bodner allegedly sped away too fast causing the car to skid sideways and causing the minibike owner to let go of the car in hopes of not being dragged.Bodner also allegedly had no valid drivers license during theThat case has been continue to Aug. 28.During this alleged altercation, Clinton Jeffery, born in 1992, of Wellington was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, a level 9 felony; aggravated burglary, a level 5 felony; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Jeffrey is accused of allegedly helping Bodner in the alleged theft of the minibike.•••••Bodner was then charged on a separate complaint of criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of marijuana – a second offense, a levee l5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. hen Bodner is accused of an earlier crime on Aug. 12 at the Michigan Street Apartment Complex, in which at 12:30 p.m. at the request of the apartment manager that he was to leave and not return to the apartment complex. At 5:23 p.m. , he was back at an apartment and he was arrested for criminal trespass. He allegedly had a small quantity of marijuana in a glass smoking pipe and a small keychain canister in a black bag.Bodner had pled guilty on April 9, 2009 of possession of marijuana and was placed on probation.last_img read more