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Conference: Farming & Food--How We Grow What We Eat
« on: November 12, 2009, 07:16:47 PM »
Event:  Environmental Law Symposium on Farming & Food
Date:  November 13, 2009
Time: 9am - 4:30pm
Place:  Golden Gate University School of Law, 536 Mission St, between 1st & 2nd, San Francisco
Cost:  $30 general, free for students with valid ID.
RSVP:  415-442-6604,,
Conference Agenda

8:15 – 9:00    Registration

9:00 – 9:30    Welcoming Remarks
Drucilla Ramey, Dean, Golden Gate University School of Law
Professor Alan Ramo, Director, Environmental Programs, Golden Gate University School of Law
Paul Kibel, Symposium Director and Associate Professor, Golden Gate University School of Law

9:30 – 10:30   Panel 1: The Animals We Raise
Paul Ringgold (Peninsula Open Space Trust), Free-Range Cattle on the Bay Area’s Rural Fringe:
Opportunities and Challenges
Jeff Welty (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Different Endings: Animal Slaughter

10:30 – 10:45   Break

10:45 – 12:30        Panel 2: The Crops We Grow
Michael Lozeau (Lozeau Drury, LLP), Growing Pollution: Agriculture Loses Its Free Pass
Sara Pasquinelli (Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley, LLP), One False Move: History of Organic Agriculture and Consequences of Non-Compliance with the Governing Laws and Regulations
Lloyd Carter (California Save Our Streams Council), Reaping Riches in a Wretched Region: Subsidized Industrial Farming and its Link to Perpetual Poverty
George Kimbrell (Center for Food Safety), The Legal Ramifications of Biological Contamination from Genetically Engineered Crops: Geerston Seed Farms and the National Environmental
Policy Act

12:30 – 2:00   Lunch (6th Floor Atrium)

2:00 – 3:00   Panel 3: Of Patents, Plants and Biodiversity: The International Food Trade

Susan Bragdon (CEC Maize & Biodiversity Advisory Group), The Importance of Trade–Exchange of Plant Genetic Resources to Food Security: An Historical Perspective and Recent Developments
Srivdhya Ragavan (University of Oklahoma College of Law), Patents in Plants: Biodiversity & the International Food Trade

3:00 – 3:15   Break

3:15 – 4:15   Panel 4: Localizing Our Food Supply
Sibella Kraus (Sustainable Agriculture Education), The Emergence of New Ruralism as a Bridge Between Smart Growth and Sustainable Agriculture
Jude Koski (San Francisco Garden Resource Organization), Saving Page Street Community Garden

4:15 – 4:30        Closing Remarks