LAWS20010 Food Law and Policy
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours (one 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour workshop per week) |
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CoordinatorProf Christine Parker
|Subject Overview:|| |
Can law help our food systems deliver safe, healthy, sustainable, fair, affordable food? This subject examines how law impacts on food systems and whether it can help solve difficult problems at different stages of food production and consumption.
Students will learn about the range of different laws and regulations in Australia and around the world that impact on food systems through analysis of how law and regulation addresses conflicts and problems that arise at four overlapping phases of the food system.
The subject will use a case study approach. Each week we will use a different case study of a food system issue to examine how the law applies to that problem and evaluate how well the law addresses multiple competing values and perspectives in relation to food and law. Some examples of questions we might address are included below.
The subject takes a holistic approach to the food system and the connections between the various stages of the food system and between issues e.g. between local and global, between the individual and the food system and between individual consumption decisions and the ‘big picture’ of public health, ecological sustainability and fairness.
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Students will learn to:
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Electronic copies of the required readings will also be available via the LMS subject page.
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A student who has successfully completed the subject should have: