The bounty of America’s table depends entirely upon the sustainability and safety of her food supply. Genetically engineered produce — often referred to under the umbrella term “GMO” for “genetically modified organisms” — is a widespread and growing concern. Various studies have linked the decline of the honeybee population and the extinction of some wild bee species with both GMOs and certain classes of pesticides. Sustainable farming is one tool we can employ to arrest, and hopefully reverse, this trend. Farming in general is just one facet of food law, which in turn is a segment of agricultural law, an enormously broad area. While a number of firms center their practice on various aspects of farming, Browner Law focuses on food production and safety.
Locally-based companies that manufacture food products often rely on local, sustainable farms for raw materials. Such companies are often small start-ups: Cooperative effort, through such organizations as cooperative extension offices, or county and municipally funded avenues, may help provide relatively lower-cost facilities for their operations. This presents a win-win scenario for the entrepreneurs, and for area economic development and stability.
Browner Law offers entrepreneurs and small businesses an ally in the legal aspects of food production ventures. We know that area economic development must be grounded in viable, growing local business, and will work with those businesses to help them realize their full potential.