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UCLA School of Law Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy & Harvard Law School Food Law Lab presents the first inaugural UCLA-Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Conference:
Transparency in the Global Food System: What Information and to What Ends?
Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | UCLA Faculty Center
Food Chains private screening, 3:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. | UCLA School of Law
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Program begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.
This activity qualifies for 4.75 hours of general MCLE credit.
Every day brings increasing news articles, intensified citizen concern, and political focus to the problems of our food system, accompanied by a building consensus to address the known challenges. However, both the factors shaping and the implications of our current food system are often opaque and difficult to analyze, due to both the complexity and lack of transparency in our system. Most Americans are not aware of the consequences of the supply chains that they participate in, and in some cases health information about food products is also obfuscated or unclear. Yet there is debate among policy makers and food producers about the amount and type of information that consumers should be entitled to. This conference will examine the issue of transparency in the food system, with the guiding questions of what do we mean when we say transparency, the role of the consumer in using information, and what more information can achieve and not achieve.
Registration will include entrance into conference, light breakfast, and lunch. See website for more details, program schedule and registration