In anticipation of our upcoming Food Law Conference, Local Food || Global Food: Do We Have What It Takes To Reinvent the U.S. Food System?, the following pre-publication essays authored by our conference participants are now available for downloading.
Please Note: These draft documents are not for distribution, and have not been fully reviewed for content accuracy or satisfied the publication standards of the Maine Law Review.
FLAWS IN FEDERAL APPROACHES TO FOOD REGULATIONS, AND PROPOSED FIXES
- Food Safety and Security in the Monsanto Era: Examining the Regulatory Framework of IP Inventions in Genetically Modified Bio-Pesticides · Saby Ghoshray (Founder, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies; Ph.D., Florida International University)
- A National “Natural” Standard for Food Labeling · Nicole Negowetti (Assistant Professor of Law, Valparaiso University School of Law)
- Whatever Happened to the “Frankenfish”? The FDA’s Foot-Dragging on Transgenic Salmon · Lars Noah (Professor of Law, University of Florida College of Law)
- When Fox and Dog Legislate the Hen House: A Nixon-in-China Moment for National Egg-Laying Standards? · William Rhee (Associate Professor, West Virginia University College of Law) & Lucinda Valero (Head Technical Services, West Virginia University College of Law)
- Follow the Leader: Eliminating Perverse Global Fishing Subsidies Through Unilateral Domestic Trade Measures · Anastasia Telesetsky (Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law)
- How Reliance on the Private Enforcement of Public Regulatory Programs Undermines Food Safety in the United States: The Case of Needled Meat · Diana R. H. Winters (Associate Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law)
FOOD SOVEREIGNTY VERSUS PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, & WELFARE: A FALSE CHOICE?
- The Symbolic Garden: The Intersection of the Food Movement and the First Amendment · Jaime Bouvier (Senior Instructor in Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law)
- Obesity Prevention Policies at the Local Level: Tobacco’s Lessons · Paul Diller (Associate Professor of Law, Willamette University College of Law)
- Zoning and Land Use Controls: Beyond Agriculture · Lisa Feldstein (Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkley; J.D., Boalt School of Law)
- The Humane Methods of Slaughter Act is Unconstitutional, and That’s Not a Bad Thing · Pamela Vesilind (Adjunct Professor, University of Arkansas School of Law & Vermont Law School)
- Broccoli, Milk, Soda, and the Future of Food Choice · Samuel Wiseman (Assistant Professor of Law, Florida State University College of Law)
EMERGING FOOD TOPICS: HOW SHOULD GOVERNMENTS COPE?
- Legal Institutions of Farmland Succession: Implications for Sustainable Food Systems · Jamie Baxter (LL.M Candidate, Yale Law School)
- From “Food Miles” to “Moneyball”: How We Should be Thinking About Food and Climate · Bret Birdsong (Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas)
- The New England Food System in 2060: Envisioning Tomorrow’s Policy Through Today’s Assessments · Joanne Burke (Clinical Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire (UNH) College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, UNH Sustainability Institute Food & Society Faculty Fellow) & Margaret Sova McCabe (Professor of Law, UNH School of Law, UNH Sustainability Institute Food & Society Faculty Fellow)