Catherine Barnard (Law, University of Cambridge) on

The horse meat scandal: a legal perspective

When: Wednesday 13th January, 5-7pm
Where: SG2, Alison Richards building, CB3 9DT
What:

This session we are going to be examining how food gets from fields and slaughterhouses to your plate, and the pros and cons of complex global supply chains. We will have talks from Professor Catharine Barnard on the 2013 horse meat scandal and the legal issues arising, and from Erinch Sahan (Oxfam) on how corporations can be persuaded to improve their supply chains. There will be a food and drink reception before a discussion group.

Prior to the discussions we would like you to think about:
1) How well do you expect companies to know their supply chains?
2) How responsible are consumers for the impacts of their purchasing?
3) What is the best way to persuade corporations to change bad practices?

There are also relevant articles below should you wish to read more:

Review of UK’s new anti-slavery laws – requiring large companies to publish their efforts to tackle slavery in their supply chains annually

Guardian report on slavery in the Thai prawn industry (supplies many major supermarkets)

Timeline of the horse meat scandal

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