Mini Law School: Why "Frankenfoods" Need Feminism

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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 19:00
Name of Organization: 
Schulich School of Law
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Room 104, Schulich School of Law, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Ave., Halifax

Food production and consumption practices have significant environmental, social, and ethical consequences. As the world population grows, and appetites for animal products increase, new and emerging food innovations like lab-grown meat and genetically engineered animals are increasingly presented as "win-win" solutions to complicated problems like environmental degradation and global hunger. However, there has also been profound resistance to these kinds of developments. Schulich Fellow Angela Lee offers a feminist perspective and a different way of thinking about new food innovations and their relationship with the law, in an effort to better evaluate whether or not they can contribute to the building of a more sustainable and just food system for all.