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Pace Professor Serves On Panel At Conference On Dairy Production Challenges

Melanie DuPuis, professor of environmental studies and science at Pace University.
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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.

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