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Christine Djuzna

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

www.farmtoconsumer.org/

As legal services specialist at Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), Christine is gratified to be assisting FTCLDF members with their contract and other legal needs. Christine resides in Stamford, Connecticut, and is a paralegal and certified compliance professional. After working in law firm and corporate settings for years, Christine obtained a master’s degree in food studies at NYU, which has allowed her to employ her legal skills and background in support of efforts to transform the food system and support the U.S. farming industry. Christine sits on the Board of Ethics for the City of Stamford, is secretary of the Culinary Historians of New York City, and provides research and policy support to the food policy team of the United Way of Western Connecticut. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, long walks with her dog, and traveling with her partner.

Christine is speaking in Texas.

Workshops

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Regulations Impacting Small Farmers and Homesteaders

COVID-19 revealed an already vulnerable food system in the United States, leading to greater interest in a local and decentralized system. Despite this demand, smaller to midsized Farms in the United States operate in a business designed for larger operations, which creates a challenge to viability. In this workshop, explore some of the regulations that impact small local farms and food businesses, as well as some of the initiatives made throughout the country in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This includes proposed changes in meat and poultry production, the prohibitions of interstate sales of certain products, the FDA food traceability rule, FSMA safety regulations, and local regulations. We will explore policy options that balance protecting consumers while supporting the viability of smaller producers.
Sustainable Agriculture

Speaking At:

Texas, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Modern Homesteading Stage
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