Category Government policy

Discussions on a National Food Policy for Canada

I wrote a blog post for the Food Law and Policy Conference, on the a lunch-time plenary discussing the relevance of a national food policy in Canada. Text below. “Over a delicious meal of marinated tofu, mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables, I learned about some exciting projects going on across the country, some facts about […]

Introducing Dalhousie’s Food Law and Policy Conference

This is a few weeks out of date by now, but I wrote a short preview of the Food Law conference for the Dalhousie Gazette: “One of the purposes of the Food Law and Policy Conference is to answer that question: ‘What is food law?’” Jamie Baxter explained to me in his office. Baxter is […]

Japan’s aging: perceptions and interpretations of economy

I came across a National Post article a few weeks ago on Japan’s aging crisis and its economic impacts. As you may know, a significant chunk of Japan’s population are seniors, and the combination of low birth-rates and longer life expectancies are exacerbating this trend. In the article, John Ivison describes Japan as having the highest […]