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Farms, Food, and the Future: Legal Issues and Fifteen Years of the ‘New Agriculture’

19 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2011 Last revised: 28 Apr 2015

Neil D. Hamilton

Drake University - Law School

Date Written: October 1, 2011

Abstract

The article will discuss a series of current legal and policy developments now underway in the United States which are shaping America’s farm and food future, continuing our movement toward the New Agriculture predicted fifteen years ago. It will also describe some of the examples and opportunities for how lawyers and law students can use the law to help influence the direction and impact of these social movements. The critical lesson of the last fifteen years is that while the mechanisms of law and justice may appear to move slowly, when they are measured over time our progress toward a more just, progressive, and democratic society is inexorable.

Keywords: farm, food, agriculture, farmers markets, livestock antiobiotics, urban agriculture, genetically modified food

JEL Classification: Q18, Q13, K32

Suggested Citation

Hamilton, Neil D., Farms, Food, and the Future: Legal Issues and Fifteen Years of the ‘New Agriculture’ (October 1, 2011). Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation, Vol. 26, p. 1, 2011; Drake University Law School Research Paper No. 11-21. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1950741

Neil D. Hamilton (Contact Author)

Drake University - Law School ( email )

27th & Carpenter Sts.
Des Moines, IA 50311
United States

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