Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable (Island Press, 2016)

Selected Opinion Pieces

How Trump’s FDA is advancing Obama’s food policies, New Food Economy, Oct. 3, 2018,

Dairy farmers still have to pay to help Domino’s market this pizza, New Food Economy, June 1, 2017

Three years after the notorious Rancho recall, questions linger, New Food Economy, May 2, 2017

California should stop handcuffing home food entrepreneurs, Sacramento Bee, Feb. 23, 2017

Bee bans and more: How food laws sting producers, Des Moines Register, Sept. 29, 2016

Cut Out the Fat in Food Regulations, Boston Globe, Aug. 23, 2015

Tricking the Public to 'Promote' Health, N.Y. Post, June 28, 2013

End Farm Subsidies and Make Agriculture Sustainable, Baltimore Sun, May 18, 2011

Mopping Up the Raw-Milk Mob, Washington Times, May 13, 2011

Selected Scholarly Articles

Using Online Tools to Assess Consumer Perceptions of Class-Action Food Litigation, 31 Loyola Consumer Law Review 1 (2019)

Food Law Gone Wild: The Law of Foraging, 45 Fordham Urban Law Journal 995 (2018)

Food Law & Policy: An Essential Part of Today’s Legal Academy, 13 Journal of Food Law & Policy 228 (2017) (with Emily Broad Leib)

Food Law & Policy: The Fertile Field's Origins & First Decade, Wisconsin Law Review (2014) (with Emily Broad Leib)

Tavern Talk & the Origins of the Assembly Clause: Tracing the First Amendment's Assembly Clause Back to its Roots in Colonial Taverns, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly (2012)

The Food-Safety Fallacy: More Regulation Doesn't Necessarily Make Food Safer, Northeastern University Law Journal (2012)

The 'California Effect' & the Future of American Food: How California's Growing Crackdown on Food & Agriculture Harms the State & the Nation, Chapman Law Review (2010)

Selected Media Appearances

When Picking Apples on a Farm With 5,000 Rules, Watch Out for the Ladders, N.Y. Times (quoted in cover story)

How Raisins Tackled Fifth Amendment Takings Clause, MSNBC's The Docket, July 14, 2015 (TV appearance)

Will the Food Police Show Up Across the U.S.?, Fox Business Channel, Mar. 12, 2013 (TV appearance)

KPCC's AirTalk, Missouri Ruffles Feathers Over California's Pro-Chicken Egg Laws, Feb. 11, 2014 (radio appearance)

KCRW's To the Point, Can Government Control Obesity?, Oct. 3, 2012 (radio appearance)

Is Lemonade Legal?, The Economist, July 11, 2015 (quoted in print edition)

Michael C. Moynihan, Bloomberg's Nanny State Targets Street Food, Wall St. Journal, June 18, 2011 (quoted in print edition)


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