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Food Law

About this Guide

This Guide provides research guidance in the area of Food Law.  This includes food, agriculture and animals rights.  Food law is an evolving area covering both Federal and States rights, rules and laws.  This guide provides guidance on the relevant Federal rules and laws.   Information on how to research the intersection of Federal food laws with relevant state and local laws.  There have also been some developments where municipalities have attempted to step into the debate regarding food law.

History and Background of Food Law in the United States

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Subject searches in the library catalog:

Animal Rights

Animal Welfare Law & Legislation

Books available at the Maine Law Library

Legislative History of the Animal Welfare Act

United States Department of Agriculture

Electronic Resources

Selection of Electronic Books Available At the Garbrecht Law Library