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The Food System Seminar

Every piece of food and drop of drink you put in your mouth is the end product of a vast and highly-regulated social-economic-environmental system—the Food System. This seminar examines the law of the Food System from beginning to end. Topics will include agriculture and the environment, food safety regulation, food justice, urban agriculture, the farm-to-table movement, restaurants, wine and beer, sustainable agriculture, food federalism, and climate change adaptation. Students will prepare and present a research paper on a relevant topic and engage in class discussions of readings and guest speaker presentations. Readings will include a variety of cases, statutes, regulations, and law review articles, as well as general news and commentary. Limited Enrollment.