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This course explores the diversity of laws and policies that shape our food system. It considers crucial legal issues applicable to the access, production, processing, packaging, marketing, consumption and disposal of food such as food sovereignty, food security, right to food, intellectual property rights relating to food, food safety, food waste as well as the food -water -energy- land nexus. The course, delivered through seminars, encourages debates, critical thinking and formulation of opinions on the complex and often controversial issues covered. Seasoned guest speakers are invited to enrich the student’s knowledge and experience. Whilst the course focuses on the international and UK systems, relevant examples from other jurisdictions are employed.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
With the global population predicted to increase to over nine billion by 2050, ‘food’ is one of the hotly debated topics. This course provides a law in context interrogation of our food system. It covers complex and often controversial legal issues ranging from food sovereignty, food security, right to food, intellectual property rights relating to food, food safety and food waste to the food -water -energy- land nexus. The course equips students with the requisite knowledge and skills to take on roles that address the myriad challenges in our food system.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||30||Feedback Weeks||33|
Individual feedback to be provided on student’s policy brief submissions.
|Assessment Weeks||35||Feedback Weeks||39|
Individual feedback to be provided on student’s poster presentations
There are no assessments for this course.
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if due to extenuating circumstances.
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|Reflection||Create||By the end of the course, in line with the topics covered, students are expected to have: 1. Developed and demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the legal issues around food systems 2. Developed|