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Towards 2030: Shortcomings And Solutions In Food Loss And Waste Reduction Policy, Emily Friedman Jan 2017

Towards 2030: Shortcomings And Solutions In Food Loss And Waste Reduction Policy, Emily Friedman

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Note analyses the growing problems with food consumption and waste with regard to issues of hunger and environmental repercussions. Friedman first analyses the global food waste problem and how U.S. policies may be adding to the problem within the country. The Author relates these U.S. policies to those promulgated by the United Nations, those in Europe, and those at state and local levels. The Note argues the best approach toward addressing these problems will be a dual federal and state/local policy approach, including such methods as broadening USDA policies on grades and standards, creating tax incentives ...


Protecting Traditional Agricultural Knowledge, Stephen B. Brush Jan 2005

Protecting Traditional Agricultural Knowledge, Stephen B. Brush

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

Until the end of the last century, crop genetic resources were managed as public domain goods according to a set of practices loosely labeled as ā€œcommon heritage.ā€ The rise of intellectual property for plants, the commercialization of seed, the increasing use of genetic resources in crop breeding, and the declining availability of crop genetic resources have contributed to extensive revisions to the common heritage regime. Changes include specifying national ownership over genetic resources and use of contracts in the movement of resources between countries. This Essay explores the impact of these changes in cradle areas of crop domestication, evolution and ...