agricultural-disparagement law.A statute designed to protect food producers from and provide

remedies for pecuniary harm resulting from false and malicious reports of food contamination. • A

typical  statute  applies  to  false  and  disparaging  public  statements  implying  or  claiming  that  a

perishable food product is unsafe for human consumption. It typically applies when the speaker or

writer knows that the statements are false because the claim or implication has no basis in reliable

scientific inquiry, facts, or data. — Also termed veggie-libel law; perisha-ble-food-disparagement

act; agricultural-product-disparagement law; food-disparagement law. [Blacks Law 8th]