Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

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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...

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On May 13th, 2016

Washington, DC attorneys Allison Sheedy and Daniel McInnis share their home in the city’s Chevy Chase neighborhood with their four children. They share their large yard with Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Minnie Mouse, India, and Red, their four egg-laying hens.

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On May 11th, 2016

This is what happens when government regulators control definitions of words.

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On May 4th, 2016

What happens when warnings about processed meat's cancer risk collides with California's absurd Prop 65 (over)warning law?

By Emily Monosson / On May 2nd, 2016

We were closing in on the end of a glorious spring weekend when my husband discovered the bag.

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