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Agriculture and the Environment with Margot Pollans

The Food Justice Working Group presents:

A Talk and Lunch with Professor Margot Pollans

Agriculture is the single largest land use in the United States. Choices about how we farm thus have significant consequences for air, water, and biodiversity. And yet federal environmental law largely ignores agriculture, treating it as a special case. In this talk, environmental law professor Margot Pollans will provide an overview of this agricultural exceptionalism. She will also situate this overview in the context of the environmental movement and the more recent food movement and discuss the role of the farm bill in agroenvironmental regulation.  

FREE!  This event is sponsored by the Essex Farm Institute and Craigardan

A Light lunch is provided.  To help us plan for lunch, Please RSVP by emailing

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Margot Pollans is an Associate Professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, where she teaches food law, administrative law, and environmental law. Her academic work focuses on environmental regulation of food production, and she is coauthor of a forthcoming food law casebook. Other areas of her work include the farm bill and true cost of food accounting. She is also the Faculty Director of the Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative, whose mission is to promote justice and sustainability in the food system by increasing access to legal services for farmers and food businesses.

Professor Pollans is a scholar-in-residence at Craigardan.