Selected Publications


Baylen J. Linnekin & Michael Bachmann, The Attack on Food Freedom, Institute for Justice, June 2014

Nathan Rosenberg & Emily Broad Leib, Pennsylvania's Chapter 57 and Its Effects on Farmers Markets, Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic, Aug. 2012 (report commissioned by Keep Food Legal)

Baylen J. Linnekin, Extreme Refreshment Crackdown, Competitive Enterprise Institute, May 2010


Testimony and Comments 

Comments on Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food & Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, Dec. 15, 2014 NEW!

Comments Opposing the FDA’s Tentative Determination Regarding Partially Hydrogenated Oils, Mar. 7, 2014

Comments Opposing Proposed FDA FSMA Rules for Produce Safety & Preventive Controls for Human Food, Nov. 19, 2013

Testimony in Support of Washington, DC Food Trucks, May 10, 2013

Testimony Opposing Any Proposal by the Vermont Legislature Committee on Health Care to Introduce a Bill That Would Impose a State Tax on Sweetened Beverages, Feb. 7, 2013

Comments Opposing Notice of Third Propsed Rulemaking; Adoption of New Chapter 5 (Vendors) of Title 24 (Public Space and Safety) of DC Municipal Regulations, Nov. 13, 2012

Testimony to New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Opposition to the City's Proposed Soda Ban, July 24, 2012

Comments to New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Opposition to the Proposed Amendment of City's Food Truck Regulations, July 19, 2012

Comments to Federal Trade Commission in Opposition to Proposed Interagency Working Group Guidelines for Marketing Food to Children, July 14, 2011

Comments to Washington, DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs in Support of Mobile Food Vending in the District, March 1, 2011

Comments to the Federal Trade Commission in Support of Proposed Four Loko Consent Agreement, December 2, 2011

Book Chapters & Entries

Baylen J. Linnekin, Food Bans, in THE OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD AND DRINK IN AMERICA (Andrew F. Smith ed., 2012)

Baylen J. Linnekin, Food and the Law, in ROUTLEDGE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF FOOD STUDIES (Ken Albala ed., 2012)

Baylen J. Linnekin, Center for Science in the Public Interest, in 1 THE A-Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD CONTROVERSIES AND THE LAW (Elizabeth M. Williams & Stephanie J. Carter eds., 2010)


Academic Journal Articles

Baylen J. Linnekin, Food Law & Policy: The Fertile Field's Origins & First Decade, 2014 Wis. L. Rev. 557 (2014) (co-authored with Emily Broad Leib)

Baylen J. Linnekin, The New Food Truck Advocacy, 17 Nexus J. Op. 35 (co-authored with Jeffrey Dermer & Matthew Geller)

Baylen J. Linnekin, The Food-Safety Fallacy: More Regulation Doesn't Necessarily Make Food Safer, 4 Northeastern U. L.J. 89 (2012)

Baylen J. Linnekin, Tavern Talk & the Origins of the Assembly Clause: Tracing the First Amendment’s Assembly Clause Back to its Roots in Colonial Taverns, 39 Hastings Const. L.Q. 593 (2012)

Baylen J. Linnekin, The "California Effect" & the Future of American Food: How California’s Growing Crackdown on Food & Agriculture Harms the State & the Nation, 13 Chapman L. Rev. 357 (2010)

Baylen J. Linnekin,  Jerome Tuccille’s Gallo Be Thy Name, 4 J. Wine Econ. 253 (2009) (book review)


Print & Online Articles

Baylen J. Linnekin, Weekly Food-Policy Columns (archive), Reason (Online), Apr. 2012 - Present [n > 100]

Baylen J. Linnekin, The USDA Doesn't Want Us to Eat Lungs, Munchies (VICE), July 3, 2014

Baylen J. Linnekin, Food Freedom Faces Withering Attack This Year, Fox News, Apr. 21, 2014

Baylen J. Linnekin, Portion Control, Fox News, Jan. 4, 2014

Baylen J. Linnekin, Tricking the Public to 'Promote' Health, N.Y. Post, June 28, 2013

Baylen J. Linnekin, Don't Kill D.C.'s Vibrant Food Trucks, Wash. Examiner (online), May 9, 2013

Baylen J. Linnekin, The FDA's Pathetic Food Safety Proposal, Food Safety News, Jan. 21, 2013

Baylen J. Linnekin, Make the Smart Choice: Don't Limit Where Food Trucks Can Park in the District, Huffington Post, May 17, 2012

Baylen J. Linnekin, Inside an Underground Restaurant, Made Man, June 8, 2011

Baylen J. Linnekin, End Farm Subsidies and Make Agriculture Sustainable, Balt. Sun, May 18, 2011

Baylen J. Linnekin, Dr. Claw Versus Johnny Law, Made Man, May 16, 2011

Baylen J. Linnekin, Mopping Up the Raw-Milk Mob, Wash. Times, May 13, 2011

Baylen J. Linnekin, Lobster Underground, Reason, Apr. 2011

Baylen J. Linnekin, Do Sugar Taxes Work?, OKRA, Feb. 2, 2011

Baylen J. Linnekin, Extreme Refreshment Crackdown, OnPoint, May 27, 2010

Baylen J. Linnekin, Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity, Reason (Online), Mar. 31, 2009

Baylen J. Linnekin, From the Three Musketeers to the Testicle Festival, Reason (Online), June 11, 2008

Baylen J. Linnekin, The Goose is Nothing: Fighting Chicago’s Foie Gras Ban, Doublethink 21, Summer 2007


Baylen J. Linnekin, Food Law & Policy: Video Companion, June 2014 (with Leena Jayaswal & Emily Broad Leib) NEW!

Baylen J. Linnekin, Keep Food Legal Promo Video Featuring Joel Salatin, May 2012 (with Leena Jayaswal)