Safety and Sustainability in the Era of Food Systems: Reaching a More Integrated Approach
The Wisconsin Law Review is pleased to announce its 2013
annual symposium: “Safety and Sustainability in the Era of Food Systems:
Reaching a More Integrated Approach.” The event will be held at The Madison Concourse Hotel at 1 Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53703.
Registration is now open!
An Integrated Approach to Food System Safety and Sustainability
The 2013 Symposium will highlight how both policymakers and scholars have been taking a more systems-oriented approach to food regulation through the reframing of food and agricultural law into a broader food systems law. Food law in the United States has traditionally been viewed as the area of law related to the development and marketing of food, while agricultural law has been viewed as the area of law relevant to farmers and rangers, agribusinesses, and food processing and marketing firms. But a number of scholars working in these areas have been writing essays about the merging of these two areas—and others related to food systems—into something perhaps even broader: an area of law that examines food systems as a whole, rather than at individual components of the farm to fork process.
This symposium will draw together practitioners and scholars who have taking this broader systems-oriented approach in tackling issues of safe and sustainable food production. These scholars come from a number of seemingly-disparate areas—competition and consumer law; environmental and food safety law; patent, labor, and property law; and trade law—to provide thoughts and commentary on how each of these areas would be changed by an integrated food systems approach towards each respective area, recognizing that each of these areas also overlap and inform each other to some extent. The idea is to focus in on individual areas of food safety and sustainability to discuss the additional perspectives and considerations that a systems-oriented approach can provide.
Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on
the Right to Food
Jim Chen, Michigan State University
Susan Schneider, University of Arkansas
Denis Stearns, Seattle University
Timothy Lytton, Albany Law School
Guadalupe Luna, Northern Illinois University
Elizabeth Winston, Catholic University of America
Sarah Schindler, University of Maine
Jack Kloppenberg, University of Wisconsin
Dan Smith, The Dairy Compact Commission
Robert Taylor, Auburn University
Diana Moss, American Antitrust Institute/University of Colorado at Boulder
The 2013 Wisconsin Law Review Symposium has been made possible by the generous support of the University of Wisconsin Law School and the following sponsors:
- Associated Students of Madison
- Quarles & Brady LLP
- Wisconsin Experience Grant