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Webinar: Biting the Hands that Feed Us

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3:00

Wednesday, September 27, 2016. 3:00 PM. Webinar: Biting the Hands that Feed Us. Baylen Linnekin,  George Mason University Law School and American University. Sponsored by Island Press. More information here.


Food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions, disappearing fish stocks—these are exactly the kind of issues we expect food regulations to combat. Yet, today in the United States, laws exist at all levels of government that actually make these problems worse.


Join SSF and Island Press on September 28th 2016 in a free webinar featuring Baylen Linnekin, author of Biting the Hands that Feed Us, which introduces readers to the perverse consequences of many food rules. Some of these rules constrain the sale of “ugly” fruits and vegetables, relegating bushels of tasty but misshapen carrots and strawberries to food waste.


Baylen is a food lawyer and an adjunct professor teaching food policy and food law at George Mason University Law School and American University. He is the founder and executive director of Keep Food Legal. His writing on food and law has appeared in scholarly publications like the Chapman University Law Review, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Northeastern University Law Journal, Nexus Journal of Law & Policy, and the Journal of Wine Economics.

Baylen Linnekin argues that, too often, government rules handcuff America’s most sustainable farmers, producers, sellers, and consumers, while rewarding those whose practices are anything but sustainable.

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