Anyway, what does all this law talk have to do with food?
Not a lot, until yesterday.
It is with great pleasure that I share with you the news that UCLA School of Law has received a leadership gift of $4 million from the Resnick Family Foundation to establish the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy. The gift provides for as much as another $3 million in matching endowment funds.
The new program, the first of its kind at a top tier law school, will explore ways to hasten improvements in the modern food system, focusing on reforming food law and policy for the benefit of the consumer. The press release here, which will be distributed this morning, shares more details about the gift and the impact it will have on our school. . .
. . . We are very grateful for the generosity of Stewart and Lynda Resnick. The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy is a significant investment in our school and our community. We are especially pleased that this gift will support research, education and scholarship to promote public health and advance sound food law and policy.
With best regards,
Rachel F. Moran
Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law”
How cool is that? I just wanted to share the good news. It seems like every day more and more people are waking up to the fact that things have just gotta change when it comes to what we eat and how we produce it.