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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
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Habeas Codfish: Reflections on Food and the Law

Barry M. LevensonCurator and Chief Mustard Officer, Mount Horeb Mustard Museum, USA

ISBN13: 9780299175108
ISBN: 0299175103
Published: September 2001
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £17.50

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From the McDonald's hot coffee case to the cattle ranchers' beef with Oprah Winfrey, from the old English ""Assize of Bread"" to current nutrition labeling laws, what we eat and how we eat are shaped as much by legal regulations as by personal taste. Barry M. Levenson, the curator of the world-famous (really!) Mount Horeb Mustard Museum and a self-proclaimed ""recovering lawyer,"" offers in Habeas Codfish an entertaining and expert overview of the frustrating, frightening, and funny intersections of food and the law.

Discover how Mr. Peanut shaped the law of trademark infringement for the entire food industry. Consider the plight of the restaurant owner besmirched by a journalist's negative review. Find out how traditional Jewish laws of kashrut ran afoul of the First Amendment. Prison meals, butter vs. margarine, definitions of organic food, undercover ABC reporters at the Food Lion, the Massachusetts Supreme Court case that saved fish chowder, even recipes - it's all in here, so tuck in!