Today’s quick hits, August 30, 2019

Historic heat in Burgundy (Bloomberg): Grapes are ripening faster in France’s vineyards than they have since the 14th century, disrupting traditional harvesting schedules.

Monsanto faces wave of lawsuits in Hawaii (Honolulu Civil Beat): Dozens of lawsuits, potentially worth tens of millions of dollars in damages, are in the works in Hawaii targeting Monsanto Co. and its weedkiller Roundup.

Lobbying for cell-based meat (Politico): Five companies working on growing meat, poultry, and seafood products from animal cells have formed a coalition — the Alliance for Meat, Poultry & Seafood Innovation — to represent the industry’s interests.