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September 16th 2016:Biting the Hands that Feed Us

Bad food laws are handcuffing America’s most sustainable farmers, producers, sellers, and consumers, while rewarding those whose practices are contributing to the food industry’s biggest problems, according to food lawyer and scholar Baylen J. Linnekin, author of Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable. Linnekin acknowledges the importance of laws that keep people—and the environment—safe. He offers policy recommendations for some well-intentioned but misguided food laws—like the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Others—like farm subsidie

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Baylen J. Linnekin

Baylen J. Linnekin is a food lawyer and an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School, where he developed and teaches the Food Law & Policy Seminar, and an adjunct faculty member at American University, where he teaches courses on food policy.His first book, Biting the Hands That Feed Us, focuses on ways that laws and regulations often serve to proscribe sustainable food practices, and is being published by Island Press. Linnekin recently served as an expert witness in an ongoing federal First Amendment food-labeling lawsuit and authored an amicus curiae brief in Horne v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, a key U.S. Supreme Court food-law case that centered on the Fifth Amendment’s T
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 01/12/2017 09:00 01/12/2017 10:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio Bad food laws are handcuffing America’s most sustainable farmers, producers, sellers, and consumers, while rewarding those whose practices are contributing to the food industry’s biggest problems, according to food lawyer and scholar Baylen J. Linnekin, author of Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable. Linnekin acknowledges the importance of laws that keep people—and the environment—safe. He offers policy recommendations for some well-intentioned but misguided food laws—like the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Others—like farm subsidies and rigid standards of identity—he proposes eliminating altogether. Tune in as we talk to Linnekin about sensible public policy that will improve food safety, eliminate waste, and address hunger. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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