FIC: Representing Truth in Agriculture Conference Description
November 15, 2019 – All-day Conference at American University Washington College of Law: This event will be held at Grossman Hall. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30am. Join us for a full day of influential panelists and speakers discussing food integrity issue areas such as environmental impacts and climate change, worker rights, public health, and animal welfare. A climate-conscious lunch will be provided free of charge.
Underrepresented Truth: Exploring inadequate and unequal access to environmental justice (unique challenges of low-wage workers, immigrants, undocumented workers and the rural poor.
Overcoming legal bars to truth-telling: Legal professionals discuss industry tricks of the trade such as veggie libel, SLAPP suits, defamation threats, non-disclosure agreements, and sealing documents.
Contract Farmers and the Growing Resistance in Rural America: Former whistleblowers and their allies who challenge corrupt corporate farming models.
Fast Food: Impacts of USDA’s Increased Pork and Poultry Line Speeds. What does this mean for workers, animals, food safety and the environment?
Food and Climate Change: The truth about how what we eat can affect the planet. Panelist discuss the role of agriculture in the mitigation of our climate crises.
To register, please visit the website http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration
Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
Special Events & CLE
Washington College of Law
Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW