Today’s quick hits, Dec. 13, 2021

‘Existential attack’ on unions: President Biden said he was deeply troubled by the Kellogg Company’s plan to permanently replace striking workers, and that he supported legislation to ban the practice. (White House)

Monsanto to plead guilty: Monsanto Co. agreed to plead guilty to 30 misdemeanor violations of pesticide laws and pay $12 million related to its use of a weedkiller on corn fields in Hawaii. (Justice Department)

Prop 12 lawsuit: California grocers, retailers and restaurateurs have asked the state to delay enforcement until 28 months after issuance of regulations for Prop 12. The voter-approved animal-welfare law bans sale of pork from other states that was not produced to the law’s standards. (Associated Press)

Danone stays mum: The owner of Horizon Organic has not responded to suggestions in recent weeks from organic farm groups that it mitigate the impact of its decision to end purchases of milk from 89 organic dairy farms in the Northeast. (NODPA)

Working around Covid-19: Many school districts relied mostly on processed foods in preparing meals during the pandemic, but some found creative ways to get fresh produce and locally grown food to students. (The 19th)