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McGill Law had a strong presence at the Second Annual Canadian Food Law and Policy Conference, which was hosted by the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in November, with several students and faculty members participating.
The McGill Food Law Society organized for a delegation of ten students to attend. This gave them an opportunity to participate in the development and expansion of Canadian food law, and to contribute to proposals for new food laws and policies that will have direct impacts on food producers, distributors, and consumers.
The students benefited from panels addressing the country’s most pressing food law and policy issues, and engaged with eminent academics, lawyers in the public and private sectors, policy makers, food producers, and civil society groups.
Professors Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse and Nandini Ramanujam, as well as DCL candidate Sarah Berger-Richardson and BCL/LLB candidate Talia Ralph also presented their food law research. Topics ranged from Indigenous food insecurity to food waste regulations. A notable highlight of the conference, McGill BCL/LLB candidate Vanita Sachdeva was awarded the Gowling WLG Joel Taller Prize for Emerging Voices in Food Law for her research on enabling policy environment for agricultural innovation by exploring the legal barriers in the adoption of waste-derived fertilizers.
This content has been updated on June 29, 2018 at 7:33.