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 the Security and Sustainability Forum and Island Press in a recoriding 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 J. Linnekin is a food lawyer, adjunct professor at Antonin Scalia Law School-where he teaches Food Law & Policy, and a founding board member of the Academy of Food Law & Policy. Baylen 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.
Baylen will be joined by Joshua Ulan Galperin, Director of the Environmental Protection Clinic and Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Josh is also the Environmental Law and Policy Program Director at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES).
Laurie Ristino, Associate Professor of Law at Vermont law School will moderate the webinar. Laurie is the first Director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, the most comprehensive law program for sustainable food systems in the nation.