Food, Law, and Social Justice

Sara Silvestri
Course Description
What is food sovereignty, and who owns seeds, species, and recipes? Who grows and prepares our food, and how has this changed over the last 100 years? How should we consider human health, animal welfare, and environmental impact when it comes to food production and consumption? In this course we will raise more questions than we answer, as students take a holistic, critical approach to evaluating some of the regulations, processes, and injustices that are connected to producing our foods. With particular attention to relevant European and Italian examples, we will examine the food system and its effects on society.