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Food Law Conference this weekend at USM

Just slightly too late for the Phoenix's February Food Feast coverage (don't worry, we're sending someone anyway), this weekend's food law colloquium at Portland High School (Local Food || Global Food: Do We Have What It Takes to Reinvent the U.S. Food System?) will tackle topics as diverse as genetically modified organisms, "frankenfish," obesity prevention, and taking a "Moneyball" approach to meeting global food demand. 

Download draft essays here; and check next week's Phoenix for full coverage. Or get yourself up to speed by reading relevant articles we've published on the local food sovereignty movement and the Maine farmer who's fighting GMOs in court

And if you want to attend, here's the info from USM's website:

Join the Maine Law Review for a lively food law and policy discussion on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM in the Portland High School auditorium (284 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, Maine). This event will bring together more than a dozen legal scholars from around the country to debate the future of the U.S. food system, including:

(1) The problems with the federal approach to food regulation, and proposed fixes;

(2) The challenges facing food sovereignty and food choice movements; and

(3) Emerging food trends, and how governments should respond.

The day-long event is open to the public, and a locally-sourced lunch will be provided by Rosemont Market for $10.

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