We're excited to report that Keep Food Legal is mentioned in a new academic textbook, the Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies. The mention comes by way of Keep Food Legal executive director Baylen Linnekin having co-authored a chapter on food and law for the textbook.
Here's an excerpt:
The impact of law on the broad range of food we grow, raise, buy, sell, cook, and eat is an increasingly important and prevalent academic topic. Legal scholars who focus on food seek to define and clarify rules that apply--or should apply--to society's increasingly complex relationship with food. Scholarly debates over legal responses to pressing issues like obesity, food safety, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), local foods, food vendors, and access to food are both vibrant and vital to deciding future outcomes in these areas.
The book includes chapters written by widely recognized experts in their fields, including Amanda Hesser on journalism and Janet Poppendieck on school food.
Read more about the book at the website of Prof. Ken Albala, who edited the volume.
The book (currently selling for $195 at Amazon) targets academic practitioners, who will find its easily accessible overviews of dozens of topics (from food archeology to school food) useful for teaching multidisciplinary food studies courses. Because the contents are also smartly organized by academic discipline (including social sciences and humanities), the book will prove useful to faculty from outside the area of food studies who nevertheless would like to focus at least part of their course readings on the relationship between their discipline and food.
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