Food Law Activism: Legal Models for Sustainable Businesses
The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy invites you to join us for our third annual policy workshop webinar series, Frontiers in Food and Agriculture. In response to the growing interest in food and agriculture policy, both globally and locally, the series, co-sponsored by the Yale Sustainable Food Project and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, is investigating four broad themes. Part I explored linkages between theory and practice in food justice; Part II is looking at a legal framework for the new food movement; Part III will examine GMOs and intellectual property, and Part IV, the farm bill and the future of farming.
Jason Foscolo, principal attorney at The Food Law Firm, launches Part II of the series Wednesday, November 6, with a presentation titled “Food Law Activism: Legal Models for Sustainable Business.”
His presentation will explore how some very specialized legal tools can be used to promote sustainability, ethical livestock production, and soil-enhancing agriculture practices. In particular, he will highlight the unique features of the cooperative model in agricultural contexts, the sustainable cultivation of livestock through contract production, and agricultural leases that reward tenants for soil-enhancing farming practices.
His presentation will be followed by a Q+A with the audience.
Registration is available online at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/303489727.
Jason Foscolo has been a practicing attorney in the State of New York since 2002. He is the principal attorney of Jason Foscolo LLC, where he provides legal counsel to farmers and food entrepreneurs.
Jason served five years as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps. His time abroad gave him new insight and appreciation for the many different ways food can be produced, prepared, and enjoyed. After separating honorably from active duty in 2010, Jason pursued his passion for all things edible by attending the University of Arkansas School of Law LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law, the only program of its kind in the United States.
Jason's practice is based in Southampton New York, but the firm represents clients across the country. He and his wife Lisa, and their children Henry and Penelope, enjoy creating relationships with the people who feed them across the East End of Long Island.
About the Series: Co-sponsored by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, the Yale Sustainable Food Project and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, our third annual webinar series highlights emerging issues in food and agriculture policy. The series is designed for academic and policy communities as well as the general public and is available to everyone online. The webinar format enables interested parties to access and participate in these presentations from anywhere in the world. The series is free and open to the public; presentation recordings are available online approximately one week after they air live.
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