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