Lawyer, Author and Research Fellow
Alissa Hamilton is an author/independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. She is author of Squeezed: What You Don't Know About Orange Juice, recently published by Yale University Press. In telling the story of 100% pure orange juice's rise to the status of a breakfast staple, the book reveals some of the causes and repercussions of the food buyer's general lack of knowledge about the production of popular processed foods.
An oft cited authority on food labeling issues, her articles have appeared in various academic journals, magazines and other outlets such as Civil Eats. She's also been featured and quoted in the New Yorker, New York Post, LA Times, Boston Globe, Wired, Martha Stewart radio and others.
She is now working to legislate a community right-to-know how food is produced. Toward this end, she is initiating a dialogue on linking the right-to-know to food production.