About This Class
Feeding a growing global population—9.6 billion by 2050—without destroying our planet is one of the critical challenges of our time. Overlay the impacts of climate change, international trade, and the influence of corporations on agricultural production, and this is one of the most complex areas of the law and policy. It is also one of the fastest growing areas, fueled by the food movement both domestically and internationally, greater public awareness of food issues and concerns related to the healthfulness of our food. Indeed, this is an exciting time to be studying food systems law. Food and agriculture touch everyone in a multitude of ways. Because of this, students can access the study of food systems from different legal disciplines such as animal welfare, social justice (including immigration and labor), health, environment, and trade.