4th Annual Canadian Food Law and Policy Conference

The 4th edition of the annual Canadian Food Law and Policy Conference will be held in Toronto from November 7-9, 2019. The theme of this year’s conference is “From Microbes to Multinationals: The Many Scales of Food Law and Policy”.

Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray will be participating on a panel called “Food for Thought: Roadmap to a National School Food Program” on Friday, November 8.

Angela Lee will be participating on a panel called “The Alternative Proteins Sector: Are Current Regulations Allowing Innovation in Canada?” on Saturday, November 9.

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IUCN AEL Colloquium 2018

Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray and doctoral candidate Angela Lee are in Glasgow to participate in the 16th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. The colloquium's theme this year is The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience. Hundreds of scholars from around the world have gathered for this important yearly event, which features numerous panels either dedicated to or touching on issues related to environmental justice (including climate justice and food justice). 

Professor McLeod-Kilmurray's presentation, "Transforming Trade Law for Sustainable Food Systems", forms part of a panel called Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: From Law-Making to Implementation.

Angela's presentation, "Food-tures: Examining the role of technology and law in shaping sustainable food futures", forms part of a panel called What futures? Techno-Fixes and the Role of Law and Governance in Land, Food and Agriculture.

Professor McLeod-Kilmurray is also chairing a panel on Technology and Environmental Law and Governance, while Angela is chairing a panel on Civil Society and Community Participation in Environmental Law and Governance.

CLSA/LSA Annual Meeting 2018: Law at the Crossroads

Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray and doctoral student Angela Lee recently presented at the 2018 CLSA/LSA Annual Meeting held in Toronto. Their panel, on the topic of "Animals, Law and Subjectivity", was chaired by Angela Harris of UC Davis and included Charlotte Blattner, Jessica Eisen, and Maneesha Deckha as panelists. 

Their presentation explored intersecting issues relating to feminism, veganism, and questions of justice, especially in the context of new and emerging technological developments in relation to flesh and other animal products. 

FLSQ Conference 2018

Angela Lee and Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray will be presenting at the Feminist Legal Studies Queen's Conference 2018, on the theme of (Re)Production: Inequalities of Gender, Racialization, and Class. The conference will be held at Queen's University on March 2-3, 2018. 

Their presentation, pertaining to the Food Justice case study, is entitled "The Milkmaid’s Tale: Veganism, Feminism, and Dystopian Food Futures".

Canada's Food Guide and Sustainability

Angela Lee, Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, and Professor Nathalie Chalifour have published an op ed on Canada's Food Guide, arguing that sustainability considerations should feature more prominently in the current revision process.

The team highlight the fact that our daily food choices have broad-ranging impacts -- not only on our health, but also our environment. Drawing on the recent experiences of other countries, such as Sweden and Brazil, the op ed suggests that eating well is about more than just nutrition, and that the current revision process presents an important opportunity to help inculcate a more sustainable way of eating that can benefit individual consumers, local food producers, and our shared environment.

Forthcoming book on Food Law in Canada

Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Professor Nathalie Chalifour, and PhD student Angela Lee are co-editing a forthcoming book on food law in Canada, scheduled for publication in 2017. 

The goal of this edited volume - the first of its kind in Canada - is to offer a broad overview of both foundational and emerging issues in this burgeoning field of law, including critical perspectives.