Tommy Tobin

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Tommy Tobin is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School. Tobin has served as a teaching fellow in the Harvard Economics Department and Instructor of Law at University of California-Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. His writing has appeared in scholarly journals and major newspapers, including the Baltimore SunCharlotte Observer, and San Francisco Chronicle.

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Editor’s note: This column by Tommy Tobin was first published by the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology at the University of Minnesota Law School. Food can — and all too often does — make people sick. Anyone who has suffered from foodborne illness would be unlikely to want to repeat the experience. The safety of our food relies in large part on compliance with food safety protocols. From Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” to…
Editor’s note: This column was originally published by the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology LawSci Forum and is reposted here with permission. To view the original post, click here. Is food medicine? The answer to this simple question is surprisingly complicated. The name of the Food and Drug Administration seems to distinguish between foods and drugs. So too does the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act, which helpfully defines “food” as…