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FEATURING BAYLEN LINNEKIN – In recent years the politics of food have become a big issue. From what we put inside our bodies to how our agriculture and waste policies impact big issues like climate change, food is one issue that affects us all.

It turns out that many of the laws that govern food production and food waste in the US work against people and the planet. In a new book food lawyer and scholar Baylen Linnekin explores some of the misguided ways in which our government works against sustainability and how modest tweaks in the right direction would make a big difference.

Baylen Linnekin, food lawyer, scholar and lecturer, adjunct professor at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School where he teaches food law and policy. He is also a board member with the Academy of Food Law and Policy. His new book is called Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable.

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