The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics will sponsor a conference in Atlanta, Georgia, October 10-12, 2012, that will focus in part on food-related issues. The “Public Health law Conference 2012: Practical Approaches to Critical Challenges,” event will include concurrent sessions titled (i) “If Sugar Is Addictive, What Does It Mean for the Law?,” including panelist Ashley Gearhardt, who has written on this topic with the Rudd Center’s Kelly Brownell in Biological Psychiatry; (ii) “Hot Topics in Preemption—From Fast Food to Fire Sprinklers to Safety Nets,” including panelist Mark Pertschuk, who actively promoted nonsmokers’ rights from 1987-2007; and (iii) “Enhancing the Safety of What We Eat: FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act,” including panelist Bruce Clark, an attorney with the Marler Clark firm which focuses its practice on food-contamination lawsuits.