Food Justice Symposium

Leeds University

This symposium explores food justice from theoretical and practical perspectives.

This symposium explores food justice from theoretical and practical perspectives. It considers what food justice is, what justice demands from food policy, and how existing regulation achieves or fails to achieve food justice. It explores food justice as an overarching term encompassing theoretical perspectives like food security, food sovereignty and the right to food, and highlights specific problems with food justice.

The issue of food justice combines concerns regarding sustainability in both production and supply chains alongside questions over the accessibility of healthy and natural / non-modified foodstuffs for individuals and communities. It is the interplay of these considerations, specifically in terms of the role law can or should play in their regulation and governance, that makes the issue of food justice an important contemporary consideration of social justice.

This event will be invaluable to all those who wish to engage with the idea of Food Justice from both theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives, specifically, the intersection of questions of food ethics, sustainable diets, corporate ethics, investment, effective regulation and trade justice.

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