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How To Do Things With Labels — Labels, Food Systems and Information Infrastructures

What do labels do? From nutrition labels on food to debates about GMO labeling to restaurant menus and beyond, labels are part of an information infrastructure that guides how consumers, producers, regulators and others govern our food and our behavior.  This workshop will bring together scholars at work on different aspects of labeling, from conventional regulatory issues to “guerilla” labeling to the lack of labels.

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SCHEDULE:  
1:00-1:15pm –  Introduction: Eric Vilain and Christina Palmer
1:15-1:30pm –  Christopher Kelty and Aaron Panofsky:  Food Labels, Infrastructures and Information
1.30-2:15pm –  David Schleifer:  Who does Labeling Govern? How the FDA used labeling to (nearly) eliminate trans fats
2:15-2:45pm –  Kim Kessler:  Commentary and Discussion
2:45-3:00pm –  BREAK
3:00-3:30pm –  Hannah Landecker:  A Short History of Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification, Labels, and Food Construction Technologies
3:30-4:00pm  –  Javier Lezaun:  Truth in Advertising: Label It Yourself activism and the aesthetics of product defacement
4:00-5:00pm –  Allison Carruth:  Commentary and Discussion

this workshop is free and open to the public

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SPEAKERS:  
David Schleifer – Public Agenda, NY – Senior Research Associate – Truth in Advertising: Label It Yourself activism and the aesthetics of product defacement.
Kim Kessler – UCLA – Policy and Special Programs Director, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy – Commentary and Discussion
Hannah Landecker – UCLA – the Institute for Society and Genetics and the Sociology Department – A Short History of Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification, Labels, and Food Construction Technologies
Javier Lezaun – Oxford University – Deputy Director, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society – Truth in Advertising: Label It Yourself activism and the aesthetics of product defacement
Allison Carruth – UCLA – Assistant Professor Department of English

 

Brought to you by the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics.  Co-sponsored by  Limn.

Friday, May 16, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Los Angeles, LATC Straus Clubhouse

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