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UCLA School of Law Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy & Harvard Law
School Food Law Lab present:
the Global Food System: What Information and to What Ends?
Date: October 24-25, 2014
Location: UCLA Faculty Center and UCLA School of Law
The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School
of Law and The Food Law Lab at Harvard Law School have partnered to host the UCLA-Harvard
Law School Food Law and Policy Conference, a joint annual conference that
will focus on issues in the food system from a legal perspective.
The first of these conferences, "Transparency in the
Global Food System: What Information and to What Ends?" will be held on
Friday, October 24 at the UCLA Faculty Center and Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the UCLA School of Law.
brings increasing media coverage, intensified citizen concern and political
focus to the problems of our food system, accompanied by a building consensus
on the need to address the known challenges. But, the factors shaping our
current food system and their implications are often opaque and difficult to
analyze, due to both the complexity and lack of transparency in our system.
This conference will examine these issues: the meaning of transparency in food
law and policy, how consumers use and misuse information about the food system,
and the limits of information as a policy tool.
Dr. David A. Kessler, former Commissioner of the United
States Food and Drug Administration and currently a Professor at the University
of California, San Francisco Medical School, will deliver the conference
keynote address on October 24th. In addition, as part of UCLA Food
Day events, a screening and panel discussion of the documentary Food Chains
will be held in the evening following the conference. Closing the event,
an academic workshop will be held on Saturday, October 25th to
discuss the future of food law teaching and scholarship.
We hope you save the date of October 24th and 25th
to join us for this exciting conference!
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