CIPP/LALLEMAND present FOOD FOR LAW WEEK

Food Revolutions and the Law of Food – Les enjeux locaux, nationaux et internationaux

Monday February 18th, 15h-17h, Room 16 Old Chancellor Day Hall, McGill Faculty of Law, 3644 rue Peel, Free Entry for General Public, Bar Credit for CLE 30$

Food for Law Week will begin with two keynote speakers who will set the stage for the week’s discussions. Doctor Buckingham will address the concerns of safety, health, nutrition, appropriateness and availability that must direct evolutions and revolutions in food, and will explore the legal framework that regulates these efforts in Canada. Sur le plan du droit international, Professeure Parent fera une revue du concept de sécurité alimentaire durable et analysera le rôle normatif et transformateur du droit international agroalimentaire. This panel will be moderated by Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse.

Speakers:
Don Buckingham President and CEO of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute
Genevieve Parent Professeure titulaire à la Faculté de droit de l’Université Laval à Québec et titulaire de la Chaire de recherche en droit sur la diversité et la sécurité alimentaires

Food Futures Roundtable:  Reconciling Security and Sovereignty

Tuesday February 19th, 11h-13h, Room 16 Old Chancellor Day Hall, McGill Faculty of Law, 3644 rue Peel, Free Entry for General Public, Bar Credit for CLE 30$, Lunch with be served

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) presents Food Futures Roundtable: Reconciling Security and Sovereignty. The titular topic will be addressed by Olivier De Schutter in a pre-recorded video message prepared especially for Food for Law Week. Speakers will then intervene, presenting on specific subjects tied to food security and sovereignty, including climate change, labour concerns, protecting indigenous traditional knowledge and building sustainable food systems. Ce panel sera modéré par Nandini Ramanujam et les présentations seront suivies d’une discussion avec le public.

Speakers:
Olivier De SchutterFormer United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food 
Konstantia Koutouki Professeure titulaire au faculté de droit, Université de Montréal
Smita Narula Haub Distinguished Professor of International Law at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Sarah Berger RichardsonSchulich Teaching Fellow at the Schulich Faculty of Law

Contract Farming: Promoting Rural Development, Guaranteeing Fairness

Wednesday February 20th, 12h-14h, Room 16 Old Chancellor Day Hall, McGill Faculty of Law, 3644 rue Peel, Free Entry for General Public, Bar Credit for CLE 30$

In 2015, the Legal Guide on Contract Farming was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). À l’aide du guide comme point de départ, ce groupe d’experts canadiens et internationaux discutera de la pratique de l’agriculture contractuelle et de ses implications pour le développement rural. This panel will be moderated by Richard Gold.

Speakers:
Martin Cloutier Professeur titulaire au département de management et technologie, de l’ESG UQAM;
Matteo Ferrari Assistant Professor at University of Trento’s Faculty of Law;
Paola Iamiceli Professor at University of Trento’s Faculty of Law;
Anna Veneziano Deputy Secretary-General of UNIDROIT, Professor of Comparative Law at University of Teramo.

Putting a Mirror Up to the Smoke: A Colloquium on Cannabis Law

Thursday February 21th, 13h-16h, Room 312 New Chancellor Day Hall, McGill Faculty of Law, 3644 rue Peel, Free Entry for General Public, Bar Credit for CLE 50$, Lunch will be served

La récente légalisation du cannabis au Canada a donné  lieu à d’innombrables opportunités, qui s’accompagnent nécessairement de ramifications juridiques. A panel of lawyers working on the frontlines of this rapidly evolving field will present their insights on protecting innovation, regulating advertisement, internet privacy concerns and the impact of legalization on reconciliation.

Speakers:
Jean-Raphael Champagne Associate at Fasken specializing in commercial and regulatory law;  
Julie Gauvreau Lawyer, patent agent, and trademark agent with Lavery’s Intellectual Property Group;
Katherine Lofts Managing Director of Nomomente Institute;
Allen Mendelsohn Sole practitioner specializing in internet and privacy law.

The Lallemand Experience: A Quebec Success Story

Friday February 22nd, 14h30-16h30, Room 16 New Chancellor Day Hall, McGill Faculty of Law, 3644 rue Peel, Free Entry for General Public, Bar Credit for CLE 30$

Lallemand Inc. is a privately owned company that researches, develops, produces and markets yeasts, bacteria and related products with the aim of reproducing, managing and optimizing natural fermentation processes in the agri-food industries.Founded in Montreal at the end of the 19thcentury, today Lallemand counts more than 2,900 employees working in 40 countries across 5 continents. 

The final event of Food for Law Week offers exclusive insight into Lallemand’s experience of successfully expanding into the global food market. A panel of  experts, economists, and lawyers will address topics including the challenges of international development, the uses and limits of intellectual property tools, technology transfer, the use of health claims, and the effects of regulatory frameworks on expanding markets for products such a supplements and probiotics. 

Speakers:
Sylvain Harper Director of Intellectual Property Services at Lallemand
Marie-Hélène Rochon Partner and Patent agent at Norton Rose Fulbright, Montreal
Ian Trimble Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright, Toronto
Martin Cloutier Professeur titulaire au département de management et technologie, de l’ESG, Université du Québec à Montréal
Solange Henoud Director of Global Regulatory Affairs, Lallemand
Hédia El Ourabi Professeure au département de marketing et systems d’information, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

This content has been updated on February 11, 2019 at 22:24.

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