Food Law and Policy in Canada

Food Law and Policy in Canada, co-edited by project team members Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Angela Lee, and Nathalie Chalifour, has been published. Each co-editor also has work published in the volume, which features chapters from some of Canada’s leading experts in the emerging area of food law and policy.

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While “food law” has not yet crystallized into a systematic field of study in Canada, rapid unification of this field has recently occurred in the USA, the UK, and the EU, among other jurisdictions. What can we learn from them? What is unique about Canadian physical, cultural and social realities that require different approaches to the study of food law and policy in Canada? What is the most effective path to developing coherent and effective food laws that not only serve Canada, but also provide an inspirational model for other countries and enhance international collaboration on creating sustainable and just food systems?

This book, the first of its kind in the Canadian context, includes chapters from leading experts in the various sub-fields of food law and policy in Canada. The book has two parts. The chapters in Part I, "Foundations of Food Law and Policy in Canada", provide a broad overview of content pertaining to the essential laws, regulations, and policies relevant to food law and policy in Canada, including issues like food safety, food labelling, and food and sustainability. Part II offers “Critical Perspectives on Food Law and Policy in Canada” on issues like emerging food technologies, animal rights, and food and gender, among others. As such, this book provides the basics for beginners, but also advanced critical and innovative thinking on emerging issues in this burgeoning field of law.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Food Law and Policy in Canada
Angela Lee, Heather McLeod-Kilmurray & Nathalie Chalifour

Part I: Foundations of Food Law and Policy in Canada
2. Canada’s National Food Policy: The Political Basis for Coordination and Integration
Peter Andrée, Mary Coulas & Patricia Ballamingie

3. Transforming Buffalo: Plains Cree Constitutionalism and Food Sovereignty
Darcy Lindberg

4. It’s Complicated: Food and Federalism in Canada
Don Buckingham

5. Cities in a Time of Uncertainty: Food and Canadian Municipal Law
Jamie Baxter & Jessica Rose

6. Sustainable Food Systems
Heather McLeod-Kilmurray & Nathalie Chalifour

7. Protecting Farmland in Canada: Provincial Legislative Frameworks
David J. Connell, Chris Bryant, Wayne Caldwell, Greg Cameron & Tom Johnston

8. Foodlands Protection in Canada: Indigenous and Colonial Foodscapes in Law
Deborah Curran

9. Food Safety
Kiri A. Latuskie & Jacob J. Shelley

10. Food Safety in Canada: Regulatory Approaches to Public Health
Sarah Berger Richardson

11. Finding Concordance between Nutrition Law Reform and Epidemiological Estimates of Public Health Impact
Bill Jeffery

12. A Recipe for Effective Front-Of-Pack Nutrition Labelling: Lessons From Canada, Codex, and the World Health Organization
Bill Jeffery

13. Food Advertising and Marketing to Children
Jacob J. Shelley & Melanie L. McPhail

14. The Consumers’ Rights to Information about Animal Welfare: The Canadian Framework for Labelling of Food Products of Animal Origin
Marie-Claude Desjardins & Sabrina Tremblay-Huet

15. Cultivating Healthier, More Sustainable Food Choices through Taxation
Nathalie Chalifour & Josiane Rioux Collin

16. Social Justice and the Food System
Nadia C.S. Lambek

17. La justice alimentaire au Canada : la gouvernance locale comme vecteur d’une politique alimentaire nationale / Food Justice in Canada: Local Governance as a Vehicle for a National Food Policy
Jessica Dufresne

Part II: Critical Perspectives on Food Law and Policy in Canada
18. Eat This! Gender Inequality, Culture and the Politics of Food
Bita Amani

19. The Fox Regulating the Henhouse: How the Law Fails Animals Farmed for Food
Anna Pippus

20. Regulation of Genetically Novel Crops and Food in Canada: It’s About PNTs, not GMOs
Stan Benda

21. The New Frontiers of Flesh Food: Regulating Genetically Engineered Animals and In Vitro Meat
Angela Lee

22. Accès et valorisation des semences autochtones au Canada : Opportunités et limites des cadres juridiques existants pour l’encadrement des collaborations entre autochtones et chercheurs / Access and Valorization of Aboriginal Seeds in Canada: Opportunities and Limits of Existing Legal Frameworks to Frame Collaborations between Aboriginal Peoples and Researchers
Thomas Burelli