Putting a Gag on Farm Whistleblowers: The Right to Lie and the Right to Reamin Silent Confront State Agricultural Protectionism
legislation, agriculture, ag-gag, food safety system, protectionism, preemption, federal policy, first amendment, mandatory disclosure, free speech, constitutional rights
Whistleblowers play an important role in filling gaps in government food safety systems. Unfortunately, several dominant food-producing states have pursued legislative initiatives that punish farm whistleblowers and silence investigative tactics. First, this research describes various state legislative initiatives that curb criticism of agriculture. The work analyzes the federal food safety system and how these protections limiting agricultural criticism contravene that food safety net. Further, the research analyzes the free speech concerns in the newest protectionist laws. The analysis recommends strategies and future research to improve agricluture safety and protect free speech in an evolving food safety landscape.
Reid, R. C., & Kingery, A. L. (2021). Putting a Gag on Farm Whistleblowers: The Right to Lie and the Right to Reamin Silent Confront State Agricultural Protectionism. Journal of Food Law & Policy, 11(1). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/jflp/vol11/iss1/6
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