Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy

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About the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy

The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy studies and advances breakthrough solutions for improving the modern food system. Based at UCLA Law, the Resnick Program is a national think tank focused on developing key legal and policy strategies, timely research and practical tools to foster a food system that benefits both consumers and the environment.

Leveraging its location in Los Angeles — an unrivaled global capital of diverse food cultures and consumers, in a state that grows more food than anyplace else in the world — the Program examines the ways in which the modern food system shapes consumers’ physical, economic, social and environmental health.

The Program explores a broad spectrum of food law and policy topics from the farm to the fork. Issues range from nutrition, obesity, labeling and transparency to sustainability, urban agriculture, food safety and food litigation. By supporting student development and innovative scholarship in these and other areas, the Program helps drive an ambitious agenda for research and reform.