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Food Law in the United States

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  • Date Published: January 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107545762

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  • As the modern food system continues to transform food—its composition, taste, availability, value, and appearance—consumers are increasingly confronted by legal and regulatory issues that affect us all on a daily basis. In Food Law in the United States, Michael Roberts addresses these issues in a comprehensive, systematic manner that lays out the national legal framework for the regulation of food and the legal tools that fill gaps in this framework, including litigation, state law, and private standards. Covering a broad expanse of topics including commerce, food safety, marketing, nutrition, and emerging food-systems issues such as local food, sustainability, security, urban agriculture, and equity, this book is an essential reference for lawyers, students, non-law professionals, and consumer advocates who must understand food law to advance their respective interests.

    • The first comprehensive treatise on food law in the United States
    • Includes a detailed description of American food regulation and the tools that fill its gaps including litigation, state law, and private standards
    • Covers hot-button debates including genetically modified food labeling and restrictions on sugary beverages
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "A valuable and significant contribution from a leading figure in food law."
    Neal D. Fortin, Director, Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, Michigan State University; Director, Masters Program in Global Food Law, Michigan State University College of Law; and author of Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice

    "A first of its kind - it is destined to be the standard reference for anyone working in the field of food law."
    Jacob E. Gersen, Affiliated Professor of Government, and Director of the Food Law Lab, Harvard Law School

    "A comprehensive and engaging review of all aspects of food law. From colorful historical examples to timely hot topics, Roberts takes a broad perspective that shows both the evolution and the importance of food law."
    Miriam Guggenheim, Partner, Food and Beverage Practice, Covington and Burling LLP

    "Well-organized and readable, the Roberts treatise delivers a valuable and timely resource for unpacking the complex framework of food law. It will be helpful to a wide range of audiences."
    Susan A. Schneider, William H. Enfield Professor of Law and Director of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law, University of Arkansas School of Law

    'Written with clarity and precision (and a user-friendliness exemplified by helpful features such as a detailed table of abbreviations), Roberts’ opus represents an admirable effort to impose intellectual discipline on a field marked by unruly growth and yet to emerge from a formative stage.' Joseph A. Page, Food and Drug Law Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107545762
    • length: 470 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Regulation of food commerce
    3. Regulation of food safety
    4. Regulation of food marketing
    5. Regulation of nutrition
    6. Regulation of food systems.

  • Author

    Michael T. Roberts, University of California, Los Angeles
    Michael T. Roberts is the founding Executive Director of the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. He has previously worked in private food law practice and served as consultant to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Law Institute. He is also the founder of the Journal of Food Law and Policy.

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