Getting a Full Stomach of Information with Professor Xaq Frohlich
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by The Resnick Center
3M ago
In this episode of Repast, Michael and Diana were delighted to talk with Xaq Frohlich, Professor of History at Auburn University and author of From Label to Table: Regulating Food in the Information Age, recently published by the University of California Press. From Label to Table is a fascinating dive into the historical development of the food label from a multi-faceted perspective. Michael, Diana, and Xaq discuss the historical development of the label, the use of information in regulation, the intersection of power and food, and more.   You can find Xaq Frohlich’s bio here. https://cl ..read more
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Get on the Bus with USDA’s Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity, Dr. Caree Cotwright
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by The Resnick Center
4M ago
In this episode of Repast, Michael and Diana welcome Dr. Caree Cotwright, the Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity for the Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.  In her role at USDA, Dr. Cotwright leads a whole-of-department approach at USDA to advance food and nutrition security, which is one of USDA Secretary Vilsacks five core priorities.   Dr. Cotwright is on leave from her position as an associate professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the College of Family and Consumer Science at the University of Georgia, where she has been since 2013.  She receive ..read more
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Talking About Turmeric (and Food Fraud) with Wudan Yan
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by The Resnick Center
5M ago
Today on Repast, Michael and Diana talk with Wudan Yan, an award-winning narrative journalist covering science and society, about an article she published in July of this year about lead-tainted turmeric.  In this article, Wudan looked at the Bangladesh supply chain for turmeric to discuss turmeric adulteration, the battle against this adulteration, and confronting food fraud more broadly.  Michael, Diana, and Wudan discuss the article, Wudan’s process, and the complex problem of food fraud here. Wudan’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, High Country News, The New York ..read more
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Adrian Miller, Dropping Knowledge Like Hot Biscuits
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by The Resnick Center
6M ago
This month, Repast welcomes Adrian Miller.  Known as the Soul Food Scholar, Adrian Miller is a culinary historian, James Beard award-winning food writer, former White House staffer, and a certified BBQ judge.  He is also a recovering lawyer.  Adrian, Diana, and Amber Ward, a 2L at Columbia Law School and the Resnick Center’s summer research assistant, discuss the history of Black cuisine, how the legacy of slavery and segregation has influenced the development of Black cuisine in America, the erasure of Black cuisine from the cultural narrative of American cuisine, and more. &nb ..read more
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The Mechanic and the Philosopher: Professor Ernesto Hernández-López on trade policy
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by The Resnick Center
9M ago
This month, Michael and Diana talk with Professor Ernesto Hernández-López from the Chapman University Fowler School of Law about a recent opinion piece he wrote for Al Jazeera titled “Drop it America and Canada: A Corn Clash with Mexico helps no one.”  Professor Hernández, Michael, and Diana discuss the background for this piece, what is at stake in trade policy and politics, and implications for food law and policy.   Ernesto Hernández-López is Professor of Law at the Chapman University Fowler School of Law. Michael T. Roberts is the Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food ..read more
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Food Oppression and the Pandemic Response with Professor Andrea Freeman
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by The Resnick Center
10M ago
Repast welcomes University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law Professor Andrea Freeman to discuss her recent article, “Food Oppression in a Pandemic,” published in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics.  Professor Freeman wrote this article while participating in the Health Justice: Engaging Critical Perspectives Initiative, and presented it at a convening at UCLA in October 2022 co-sponsored by UCLA’s Health Law and Policy Program, in partnership with ChangeLab Solutions, the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse ..read more
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Novel Food Ingredients and Animal Testing with UCLA Law Professor Taimie Bryant
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by The Resnick Center
1y ago
Welcome to 2023 and Season 3 of Repast!  This month, Michael and Diana talk with UCLA Law Professor Taimie Bryant about her important new article, “Novel Food Ingredients: Food Safety Law, Animal Testing, and Consumer Perspectives,” published in the Marquette Law Review.  They discuss animal testing, science and the law, consumer trust in regulation, and the capacity of the FDA, among other things.   Taimie L. Bryant is Professor of Law at UCLA Law and the Director of the UCLA Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program. Michael T. Roberts is the Executive Director of the Resnick ..read more
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The Joy of Food and Drug Law with Peter Barton Hutt
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by The Resnick Center
1y ago
In this month’s very special episode of Repast, Michael and Diana talk with Peter Barton Hutt, who is one of the premier figures in the modern development of food and drug law, and who has significantly shaped the field.  Hutt is senior counsel at Covington and Burling LLP; he was Chief Counsel for the Food and Drug Administration from 1971 to 1975; he is co-author of Food and Drug Law: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 1st edition 1980, 2d edition 1991, 3d edition 2007, 4th edition 2014, 5th edition 2022); he has taught Food and Drug Law annually at Harvard Law since 1994; and he is ..read more
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The Hard Problem of Food Fraud with Resnick Center Executive Director Michael T. Roberts
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by The Resnick Center
1y ago
Today on Repast, Diana talks with Resnick Center Executive Director Michael T. Roberts about his new publication, “International and national regulatory strategies to counter food fraud,” which he wrote in conjunction with authors from the law department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  They discuss the long history of food fraud, the intractable nature of the problem, the roots of the problem in the complexities of supply chains, and some possible solutions.   Michael T. Roberts is the Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy ..read more
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Filling Gaps in Food Safety Regulation with Professor Tim Lytton
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by The Resnick Center
1y ago
In this episode of Repast, Michael and Diana talk with Professor Timothy Lytton, Professor of Law at Georgia State University about his new article, “Using Insurance to Regulate Food Safety: Field Notes From the Produce Sector,” published in the New Mexico Law Review.  They discuss the management of risk in food safety, gaps in food safety regulation, and the potential of the insurance industry to partially fill these gaps.  Professor Lytton also talks about his process, and what is next in his scholarship.   Timothy D. Lytton is Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Develop ..read more
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