Lawyers who are also trained and credentialed in the biological sciences will play a vital role in the development of the new field of Regulatory Food Science. In an important report, issued today, USFDA outlines the agenda for the development of the Regulatory Sciences.

The report - Advancing Regulatory Science for Public Health - is attached below. The Regulatory Food Science agenda section of the report is on pages 13 and 14. As Food Science moves from the 20th Century level of the organism and the cell to the 21st Century molecular and genetic level, American universities, such as Michigan State are already responding to the need for scientists, attorneys, and regulators who have the educational background to operate in this new molecular biology level environment. The innovative Food Law, Food Science, and Food Safety programs at MSU are setting the standard for graduate education in the new field of Regulatory Food Science.