Today’s quick hits, Oct. 28, 2022

Whistleblower says AquaBounty plant unsafe: A former employee of the company, which produces genetically engineered salmon, alleges it committed numerous worker and consumer safety violations at its Indiana facility. (Agfunder News)

Shipt accused of misclassifying workers: In a lawsuit filed on Thursday, Karl Racine, attorney general of Washington, D.C., accused the popular grocery delivery service of trying to “cheat” workers out of wages and avoid payroll taxes. (The Verge)

Mexico to seek non-GMO corn: Mexico will not waver on its 2024 ban on imports of GMO corn and will seek agreements with farmers in the United States, Argentina, and Brazil to supply non-GMO yellow corn, said the deputy agriculture minister. A ban could halve U.S. corn sales to Mexico. (Reuters)

SNAP online orders double: The number of SNAP households that ordered groceries online at least once surged to 3.1 million last March, up from 1.5 million households in January 2021. (Quartz)

Less competition if grocers merge: The proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons, two of the nation’s largest supermarket chains, would mean store closures, worker layoffs, higher prices for consumers, and a tighter squeeze on suppliers, say critics. (Food & Power)