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John Shaw received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Marketing from the University of Arkansas in 2007, where he was a "leadership scholar." During undergrad, John played football for the Arkansas Razorbacks and was active in Sigma Chi fraternity. In addition to his studies, he has worked as a research assistant with Food Law LL.M. Director Susan Schneider, interned with Wal-Mart Government and Corporate Affairs division, the Arkansas Attorney General Public Protection Division, and with United States Senator Blanche Lincoln. John has a passion for Food Law, sports, and outdoors. He is currently a third year law student at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

As the physical fitness and health craze hits the nation, more and more consumers are looking towards dietary supplements to help shed the extra pounds, get the extra energy, and try the new hottest supplement.  Young athletes are looking for supplements to give them an edge over the competition.  However, many consumers know very little …

The rates of obesity in the United States have dramatically increased to epidemic proportions, impinging on more than our good looks and athletic ability. Obesity is often associated with several health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis and asthma. Additionally, studies have shown that obesity results in great public health cost. Aptly stated, it …

Genetically modified foods have recently garnered more attention as the issue becomes a hotly debated and popular subject.  Several environmental organizations and public interest groups have actively protested against Genetically Modified Foods (also, Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs) for various reasons.  The main question many have asked is, “should we support or oppose GMOs?”

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