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"Food, Places, and Names: Local Food, Global Trade, and the Future of Rural Communities," with Fabio Parasecoli, Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Food Studies Program at the New School.

May 29, 2013

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library

 Geographical indications, a form of intellectual property designated by considering principally the place of origin of food products, have become a hot topic among producers, activists, economists, and politicians worldwide.  Commercial and legal issues related to them have generated complex negotiations in international organizations and national institutions, while their cultural aspects have stimulated debates about the impact of global trade on local identities.  Is this model, widely applied in Europe and other parts of the world, viable in the USA?  Could geographical indications become a valid tool to implement community-based, sustainable, and quality-oriented agriculture?