PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Melanie DuPuis, professor of environmental studies and science at Pace University and author of "Nature’s Perfect Food: How Milk Became America’s Drink," is among distinguished guests who will serve at a conference on changing the dairy landscape, discussing a number of challenges facing dairy production and consumption in New York and America.
New York State’s Dairy Industry: Family Farms, Price Supports and the Raw Milk Controversy, will be held on Thursday, April 16, from 4:15-6:15 p.m. at Albany Law School in Room 200 of the 1928 Building.
Other topics of discussion will include:
- The role of dairy production in economic development.
- The sustainability of federal price supports and farm bill politics.
- The impact of industrialization and the rise of Big Milk on family farms.
- Changing labor practices in the New York dairy sector.
- The white-hot controversy over raw milk.
Other distinguished guests include: Kendra Smith-Howard, associate professor of history at University at Albany and author "Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History Since 1900"; Parke Wilde, associate professor of food policy at Tufts University, and Author of "Food Policy in the United States." There will also be a speaker from Chobani and the New York state Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Timothy Lytton, Albert & Angela Farone Distinguished Professsor of Law, Albany Law School, will serve as the moderator.