What is Food Law & Policy?
Food Law & Policy is the study of the basis and impact of the laws and regulations, at the federal, state, and local level, that govern the food and beverages we produce, transport, buy, sell, distribute, share, cook, eat, and drink. Food Law & Policy encompasses several different areas of law, including agricultural law, administrative law, animal law, environmental law, labor law, and health law.
Learn More About Food Law
- Food Law & Policy: The Fertile Field’s Origins and First Decade by Baylen J. Linnekin & Emily Broad Leib
- Food Law in the United States Treatise by Michael Roberts
- The Academy of Food Law & Policy
Food and Agriculture
- Food, Farming & Sustainability: Readings in Agricultural Law by Susan A. Schneider
- The 2014 Farm Bill: Lessons in Patience, Politics and Persuasion by Neil D. Hamilton
- The National Agricultural Law Center, Congressional Research Service Reports
- American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom
- The Dating Game: How Confusing Food Date Labels Lead to Food Waste in America by Emily Broad Leib and Dana Gunders.
- Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart
- Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill by Dana Gunders, Natural Resources Defense Council
Animal Welfare and Rights
- Animal Law 101, Animal Legal Defense Fund
- Beyond the Food We Eat: Animal Drugs in Livestock Production by Susan A. Schneider
- Examining Food Safety From a Food Systems Perspective: The Need for a Holistic Approach by Susan A. Schneider.
Food Security & Food Access
- All (Food) Politics is Local: Increasing Food Access through Local Government Action by Emily Broad Leib
- Local Food Policies: Reconnecting People to Their Food by Susan A. Schneider, Nicole Civita, and Lauren Bernadett