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By Jason Leppig / On February 15th, 2017

Watch as Baylen Linnekin, author of Biting the Hands that Feed Us, interviews small-business owner Jill Erber about how...

By Ann Vileisis / On January 6th, 2017

This blog originally appeared on Tilth.org and is reposted here with permission.  Two hundred years ago, most Americans had a...

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By Emily Monosson / On November 8th, 2016

The New York Times article, ...

By Katharine Sucher / On September 15th, 2016

As a regular consumer of food, you would be reasonable to assume that food laws and agencies work to combat things like food waste, foodborne illness, inhumane livestock conditions, and disappearing fish stocks. However, some regulations do just the...

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By Baylen J. Linnekin / On September 14th, 2016

Food lawyer and scholar Baylen Linnekin shares six ways that today's food rules hurt sustainable food producers and consumers.

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On August 25th, 2016

Earlier this year, Italy adopted measures to reduce the quantity of food that's wasted in the country. The ...

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By Baylen J. Linnekin / On July 19th, 2016

I am thrilled—thrilled!—to reveal that I'll be giving a book talk on Saturday, October 8 at Politics & Prose, Washington, DC's venerated bookseller. I'll be speaking about my book, Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How...

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On June 6th, 2016

A trio of interesting stories aren't making national headlines. 

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On May 25th, 2016

A judge stopped mandatory labels, which had been set to take full effect this week.

By Andy Dyer / On May 18th, 2016

The push for organic food to supplant conventionally produced food (i.e., produced with pesticides, supplements and artificial fertilizers) has always been hampered by the claim that the organic production style couldn’t provide the volume of food needed...

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