The "Origin Products and Native American Tribes: EU and U.S. Law and Policy" is the fifth panel discussion / live webinar in a series on American Origin Products, Geographical Indications, and Rural Development.
Carried out by the University of Arkansas with national participation by American Origin Product producers, researchers and others, this panel series is provided as a educational service to producers, government officials, the media and the general public so that they might better understand what is at stake in preserving the heritage of origin products in the U.S.
The panel is free and open to the public. Please visit this site to register to attend in person or to participate in the live webinar: http://cast.uark.edu/index.php?id=1365#FAQ
Materials from panels 1-4 can also be found at the link above.
Regionally identified foods (Idaho potato, Napa Valley wine, Kona Coffee) are among the most famous, highest value products of the US. They enjoy a strong reputation for quality and have a large impact on rural economies. They offer variety of choice to consumers while preserving local traditions and cultural heritage. In many cases they enjoy thriving export trade with room to grow.
More information about American Origin Products and ongoing efforts to recognize and protect them can be found at AOPCentral.US and AOPCentral Facebook page, sponsored by the American Origin Products Research Foundation.