The Pursuit of 'Pure' Food

Reflections on the 100th Anniversary of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
Friday, Jun 10, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Michael Roberts (Executive Director, >Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law)

Our final program of the academic year, on Friday, 10 June 2016, will be a presentation by Michael T. , JD, LLM Roberts, author of Food Law in the United States, published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press) on "The Pursuit of 'Pure' Food: Reflections on the 100th Anniversary of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906"

Professor Roberts will discuss the historical framework and legacy of the first federal food and drug act in the United States. Particular attention will be given to the meaning of "pure food," including its moral intentions. Professor Roberts will consider whether these moral aspirations are achieved in modern food and public health regulation.

Lunch salads will be available for attendees who confirm before noon on Monday, June 6th, when we place the catering order. (Please be advised that we require reservations because of university policy; we must submit a list of confirmed attendees when placing our catering order.)

Seating is limited; reservations are REQUIRED. Please RSVP to reserve if you plan on attending. There may not be seating available for drop-ins on the day of the forum.

Reservations may be made by contacting History & Special Collections for the Sciences (voice: 310.825.6940; email:

This UCLA History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Research Forum (this is the 36th meeting of the series) is made possible by the History & Social Studies of Medicine Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and by History & Special Collections for the Sciences, UCLA Library Special Collections.