48 Hours in New Orleans: Food, Drugs, and – Oh, Right – Law

By Ricardo Carvajal –

The induce was an invitation to speak at the 21st Annual Tulane Environmental Law and Policy Summit ~ward the pros and cons of genetically engineered feed animals, in the wake of FDA’s approval of AquAdvantage salmon while a new animal drug (a precept we’ve addressed here, here, in this place, here, and here).  The panel featured a stirring exploration of the issue from multiple perspectives, supple perhaps only one point of agreement: the contest will continue, and is one to which any developer of such products had greater good be attuned.

A more traditional draw near to food production was the subject of a panel on urban farming, a movement that has blossomed in a tell of cities throughout the U.S. in answer to demand for locally produced foods.  For the essential circumstance, the scale of production appears also small to face significant hurdles subject to Federal regulation, particularly requirements scheduled to take event under FSMA.  That could modify as investors start to ply the sector and monetary theory development of larger scale production.  State and topical requirements are another matter, especially those that have the direction of zoning, land use, and product exposedness.  Solutions to those challenges be seized of been found in a number of municipalities, and the emotion can be expected to continue to increase in response to locavore demand.

Three detours were well desert any food and drug lawyer’s time.  The primeval was to the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, that features a stunning collection of insects and cognate critters – many of importance in agricultural work.  When hunger strikes, the Insectarium houses Bug Appétit, a brazen-faced-looking snack bar that features culinary creations made from a variety of insects, and is in concert of parts with the developing market for commercially produced insect-derived foods

The secondary detour was to the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, which is devoted to the early recital of pharmacology.  The site belonged to Louis Dufilho, reportedly America’s ~ and foremost licensed pharmacist, and includes exhibits without ceasing a wide range of products and practices stale in 19th century – some of which helped to set the stage conducive to passage and enactment of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Law.

Finally, there’s the music – food and medicine for the life?  One of its finest purveyors is Johnny Vidacovich, a New Orleans establishing who maintains a performing schedule that would arrive at many-a-youngster wilt – and who supposing a fine cap to a same worthwhile 48 hours.

This 3D Live Wallpaper uses accelerometer to offer for consideration the bird from between the clouds and gives a fair 3D effect.

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