Sarah Berger Richardson
University of Ottawa
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Publications 8
The coronavirus pandemic has rendered visible the previously invisible labour that gets our food from farm to fork for minimal pay and at great personal risk to workers’ health. From grocery clerks working on the front lines without protective equipment, to truckers denied entry to restrooms, to temporary foreign workers forced to sign liability release waivers, to disease transmission at meat processing facilities, the virus is revealing the frailties and the inequities of our food system. Alth...
#1Laura Alford (McGill University)
#2Sarah Berger Richardson (U of O: University of Ottawa)
Right to farm legislation (RTF) emerged during the 1970s and 80s in response to land-use conflicts during the post-war period between a rapidly-industrializing agricultural sector and developing residential and commercial peri-urban and rural areas. The primary function of RTFs is to create legislative protection for farmers against civil liability for nuisance for operations with adverse off-site impacts and, in some cases, to shield agri-food production from the enforcement of municipal bylaws...
The second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 2) aims to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030 and ensure that people have access to sufficient and nutritious food at all times. SDG 2 takes up where the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) left off, inviting multi-stakeholder collaboration to develop and implement policy recommendations and programming to ensure food security and nutrition for all. Globally, significant action has been taken to support multi-sectoral responses and local...
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#1Sarah Berger Richardson (U of O: University of Ottawa)
#2Nadia C. S. Lambek (Yale University)H-Index: 3
Canadian federalism poses unique challenges for the development of a national food policy. Under the Constitution Act, 1867, the federal government and the provinces are granted powers to govern exclusively in certain areas and to share jurisdiction in others. Where one level of government has exclusive jurisdiction, the other level of government is not permitted to interfere. However, good food system governance requires addressing policy coherence and coordination horizontally, across sectors ...
#1Sarah Berger Richardson (McGill University)
In Canada, the sale and distribution of raw milk is prohibited. Public health officials warn that it exposes consumers to unacceptable food safety risks. Raw milk advocates counter that pasteurization reduces milk’s nutritional properties and that individuals should have the right to consume foods of their choice. Existing legal scholarship on raw milk focuses on two main lines of reasoning: a personal autonomy argument that individuals have (or should have) a right to food choice and a division...
This article explores the pedagogical value and relevance of field research for legal education. The authors are a law professor and a law student who collaborated on an empirical study on women in polygamy. Each author explains: (1) her expectations and experiences regarding this research project; (2) how collaboration in field research shifted the contours of the student-teacher relationship and; (3) her perception of how field research may be made meaningful in legal education settings. The a...