As a part of the Harvard Food Law Society's mission to foster dialogue and exchange knowledge of emerging issues in food policy and regulation, our second annual conference will explore the legal and policy aspects of food labeling and its effects on consumer knowledge, choice and behavior.
Our forum will bring together a host of authorities on food law and policy to raise discussion on a number of pressing questions, including: What should we know about what's in our food and how it is grown? What considerations should inform these decisions? Are food labels a meaningful tool to encourage better nutrition choices?
Register today to join us on March 8-9!
3:00-3:45 Arrival & Welcome
3:45-6:00 Session 1
3:45-4:15 History and Development of Food Labeling Law, Michael Roberts, Adjunct Professor, UCLA School of Law
4:20-4:50 Food Labels: Time to Modernize, Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
5:00-6:00 Panel: From Nutrition Facts to Front-of-Pack: What is the Ideal Food Label? featuring: Helen Falco, Director of Nutrition & Health Policy, Coca Cola; Rebecca Goldberg, Attorney, Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Chief Counsel; Jennifer Pomeranz, Director of Legal Initiatives, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, Yale University
6:00-6:30 Light Refreshments
6:30-7:30 Keynote: Modern Food Labels – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and Why We Need Them, Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., Director, Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group, Consumer Reports
**Saturday's session will be held at Pfizer Hall, located in the Mallinckrodt Building at 12 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138**
9:00-9:30 Arrival, Continental Breakfast
9:45-12:00 Session 2
9:45-10:15 The Voluntary Food Labeling Process from Conception to Approval: A Case Study, Jesse LaFlamme, CEO and President of Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs
10:20-10:50 Litigation and Other Tools for Tackling Misleading Marketing Claims: Preventing Humanewashing, Carter Dillard, Director of Litigation, Animal Legal Defense Fund
11:00-12:00 Panel: Organic, All-Natural, Heart Healthy: How to Regulate Marketing Claims on Food Packages to Better Serve and Protect Consumers, featuring: Michael Crupain, M.D., Director of Food Safety and Sustainability Center, Consumer Reports; Andrew Gunther, Program Director, Animal Welfare Approved; Christina Roberto, Health & Society Scholar, Harvard School of Public Health
For more information, please visit our website, hlsforumonfoodlabeling.com.
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