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Event:
AEI: Food Trucks
Start:
February 18, 2013 12:00 pm
End:
February 18, 2013 1:30 pm
Category:
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Updated:
February 18, 2013
Venue:
AEI HQ
Address:
1150 17th Street, NW 12th Floor, Washington, DC, DC, 20036 , United States

American Enterprise Institute

 

presents

 

Big government and big food vs. food trucks, foodies, and farmers markets

 

featuring

 

Panelists:

 

Emily Broad Leib, Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Baylen J. Linnekin, Keep Food Legal

Che Ruddell-Tabisola, DC Food Trucks Association and BBQ Bus

 

Moderator:

Timothy P. Carney, AEI

 

Thursday, February 28,

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

AEI, Twelfth Floor

1150 Seventeenth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

 

 

RSVP:

http://aei.org/events/2013/02/28/big-government-and-big-food-vs-food-trucks-foodies-and-farmers-markets-culture-of-competition

 

If you like your food local, organic, or from a truck, government regulation might be your biggest obstacle. American restaurants lobby to choke off food trucks, and federal regulation of food safety leads to more consolidation in the industry. Moreover, farmers markets struggle to survive under the heavy hand of government.

 

What if food safety regulation is not about limiting the germs in our dinner, but is rather about limiting competition in America’s food industry? What if federal and local rules actually protect incumbent businesses instead of consumers?

 

Join us for a panel discussion about food competition, regulation, and safety.

 

This event is part of AEI’s Culture of Competition Project.

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