Overly burdensome government rules limit food choices, promote waste

Government rules promote food waste, limit food choices, and stop people from using their own property to make their own food.

Harmful rules are detailed in the book Biting the Hands That Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable. Author Baylen Linnekin, an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s Scalia Law School, shared key themes from the book during a presentation for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.

In the video clip below, Linnekin details rules that promote food waste.

4:40 update: Click play below to watch the full presentation.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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