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The Sugar Epidemic: Policy vs. Politics

October 20, 2011 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Harvard Law School Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, will argue that it is time for a paradigm shift in obesity science and policy, away from personal responsibility and toward public health. His presentation will elaborate on his contention that […]

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“Trade, Security and the State Department: Policy and Careers”

October 12, 2011 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Hauser 104 Harvard Law School Join us for a conversation with Jack A. Bobo, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology in the Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs at the U.S. State Department. Mr. Bobo also serves as the Chief of the Department’s Biotechnology and Textile Trade Policy […]

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Defending Culinary Freedom: Why Keep Food Legal and the Bill of Rights Protect Your Right to Make Your Own Food Choices

10/4/2011 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Pound 100 Harvard Law School Baylen J. Linnekin, a lawyer and food writer who holds an LL.M. in agricultural and food law, is the founder and executive director of Keep Food Legal, a Washington, DC-based nonpartisan grassroots nonprofit. Baylen’s talk will address food bans and food’s fundamental influence on […]

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Partnering with Industry To Help Solve the Childhood Obesity Crisis

10/3/2011 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Pound 101 Harvard Law School Larry Soler heads The Partnership for a Healthier America, an organization devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. Just over a year old and created in conjunction with – but […]

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Volunteer & Meet with City Growers

9/25/2011 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Dorchester, Massachusetts In collaboration with theMOVE, we’re pleased to offer a farm-volunteer workday for Harvard Law School students at an innovative urban farm. We’ll work on the farm in the morning, followed by a brown-bag lunch and Q&A with the farmers.  Get a first-hand perspective about the challenges of […]

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Barry Estabrook on Tomatoland

9/22/2011 12 p.m. to 1p.m. Pound 204 Harvard Law School A two-times James-Beard-Award-winning journalist, Estabrook will discuss his recently published book, Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit.  He was a contributing editor at Gourmet magazine. His work has also appeared in the New York Times “Dining” section and the New York […]

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Interview with Peter Hutt, “Dean of the Food and Drug Bar” (Part 2 of 2)

If you could write your own food regulatory act, how would it differ from the current regime? It would simplify the current one, but it would use many of the same terms. So many of the things that Congress adds to a statute are totally redundant and irrelevant. I keep making the point in class […]

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Dirt! with Dr. Jed Waddell

April 5, 2011 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Langdell South Classroom, West Classroom Harvard Law School Please join the Food Law Society for a screening ofDirt!, followed by a discussion with soil scientist, Jed Waddell, PhD. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, Dirt! is an insightful and timely documentary examining the important role played by soil […]

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Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

March 30, 2011 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Austin Hall, West Classroom Harvard Law School In his New York Times best seller, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Gary Taubes argued that our diet’s overemphasis on certain kinds of carbohydrates—not fats and not simply excess calories—has led directly to the obesity epidemic we face today. The result of thorough research, […]

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The Science of Nutrition with Dr. Mathieu Lalonde

March 5, 2011 9 a.m., 225 Vorenberg Harvard Law School “The Science of Nutrition – The Basics” will delve into the dietary factors involved in the development of the metabolic syndrome and autoimmune diseases. The material will be supplemented with direct references to, and critical analyses of, the primary scientific literature on the subject of […]

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