Thursday, February 11, 2016
12:00pm – 1:00pm (Lunch will be served)
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, WCC 3016
The Food and Drug Administration does not know what is in our food. Wait, what? Learn the story of how a loophole in the oversight of food additives has overtaken the law with Laura MacCleery and bring along the questions you have about food and nutrition.
Laura MacCleery is Director of Regulatory Affairs for the advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, and is a seasoned legislative and regulatory campaigner for improvements to public health. She is the author or editor of more than 75 comments to regulatory dockets and over 25 major research-based reports, and has testified in administrative hearings, the U.S. Congress, and Brussels. She spent close to a decade with the consumer-rights advocacy group Public Citizen where she was Deputy Director of the Auto Safety Group and Director of Congress Watch, leading eleven staff on issues from sunshine in government to safety standards for children’s toys. While a Deputy Director in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, she taught a course on public interest legal advocacy, published a law review article on campaign finance reform, and was active in state and federal litigation, including the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case.