Baylen Linnekin: Last (and Next) Year in Food Policy



Supporters of food freedom had a number of reasons to be happy in 2014. The defeat of GMO-labeling ballot measures and the repeal of a California law that required chefs to wear gloves are but two examples.

They also had a good number of reasons to pine for the year's end. A renewed push in cities around the country to prohibit people from sharing food with the homeless and less fortunate is perhaps the most egregious example.

Baylen Linnekin asked a handful of food law and policy cognoscenti—including Reason's Ron Bailey and Elizabeth Nolan Brown—what they thought was the most important food policy story of 2014. For good measure, he also asked them to predict what issue might make headlines this year. Their responses follow.