Date(s) - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Williamson County Public Library
“Every piece of food and drop of drink you put in your mouth is the end product of a social-economic-environment system—the food system,” said Ruhl, who is also co-director of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program. “Think back to last night’s dinner, whether a quick fast food meal or one home-cooked from scratch. Where did it come from? Do you have any concerns about how all of the ingredients were handled, processed and prepared along the way? Why are a growing number of people advocating for change through the New Food Movement?”
Ruhl’s talk will be based on a popular law school seminar that he teaches with topics that include agriculture and the environment, food safety regulation, the farm-to-table movement, sustainable agriculture, and more.
Ruhl taught at Florida State University College of Law before joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2011. He began his academic career at the Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he taught and earned a doctorate in geography. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.
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