About This Class
It is often argued that individual food choice is the ultimate exercise of personal responsibility in our society. But what if that conventional wisdom was challenged, instead recognizing that a complex web of agricultural and food laws substantially influences what ends up on our plates and ultimately affects the health of individuals and communities? These policies, and the regulatory mechanisms supporting them, play a vital role in determining health outcomes for our nation. Accordingly, this survey course uses case studies to provide a broad overview of these issues addressing law, policy, and regulatory mechanisms in the food and agricultural sector.