Alumni News: Anne Ross
The Cornucopia Institute. The Cornucopia Institute is an organic industry watchdog whose core constituencies are family farmers across the U.S. and consumers concerned about the availability and quality of organic foods. While attending the LL.M. program, Anne focused her studies on the federal regulation of pesticides and food labeling. Her thesis analyzed the health effects of endocrine disrupting pesticides and the inadequacies in the laws governing the use of these pesticides in both the United States and European Union. Anne stated, "I’m looking forward to working with the Cornucopia Institute to help consumers make good choices about organic food in the marketplace. There is no greater influence on health than the food we eat. Protecting the integrity of the organic movement is critical to both public health and environmental stewardship.” Before pursuing her passion in organic policy, Anne worked as a litigator, and handled a variety of cases, including ones involving environmental torts and products liability. Anne is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Furman University and a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. A native of South Carolina, she now lives in San Diego, California.