2013 Forum on Food Labeling: Putting the Label on the Table
March 8-9, 2013 Harvard Law School
Harvard Food Law Society hosted its second annual conference, focusing this year on food labeling.
History and Development of Food Labeling Law
Michael Roberts, Adjunct Professor, UCLA School of Law
Food Labels: Time to Modernize
Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
From Nutrition Facts to Front-of-Pack: What is the Ideal Food Label?
Featuring: Helen Falco, Director of Nutrition & Health Policy, Coca Cola; Rebecca Goldberg, Attorney, Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Chief Counsel; Jennifer Pomeranz, Director of Legal Initiatives, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, Yale University
Modern Food Labels – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and Why We Need Them
Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., Director, Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group, Consumer Reports
The Voluntary Food Labeling Process from Conception to Approval: A Case Study
Jesse Laflamme, CEO and President of Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs
Litigation and Other Tools for Tackling Misleading Marketing Claims: Preventing Humanewashing
Carter Dillard, Director of Litigation, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Organic, All-Natural, Heart Healthy: How to Regulate Marketing Claims on Food Packages to Better Serve and Protect Consumers
Featuring: Michael Crupain, M.D., Consumer Reports; Andrew Gunther, Animal Welfare Approved; Christina Roberto, Harvard School of Public Health
Raw Milk Debate
February 16, 2012 Harvard Law School
Harvard Food Law Society hosted a debate on the legal, nutritional, and safety aspects of raw milk.
The Sugar Epidemic: Policy versus Politics
Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, argues that it is time for a paradigm shift in obesity science and policy, away from personal responsibility and toward public health. His presentation elaborates on his contention that sugar, like alcohol, should not be treated as an ordinary commodity on the open market.
Recently featured in the New York Times Magazine, Dr. Lustig has become a leading pubic health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases.
2011 Forum on Food Policy: Nutrition Panel
The Harvard Food Law Society and the Let’s Talk about Food initiative hosted the inaugural Harvard Forum on Food Policy on October 21, 2011. In addition to individual presentations on food policy and public health, the Forum included a series of discussions with leading figures in the food movement. The nutrition panel explored the relationship between modern dietary patterns and disease and included the following participants:
Walter Willett, M.D., Dr. P.H.
Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health/Harvard Medical School
Stephan Guyenet, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, University of Washington and blogger at Whole Health Source
David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Optimal Weight for Life Clinic, Children’s Hospital Boston and Professor, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Robert Lustig, M.D.
Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco