The Legal, Sociological and Political Economy of Food
The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) and the Faculty of Social Sciences
Researchers in the Faculty of Social Sciences are tackling the global challenges related to food and food production. The breadth of expertise in the Faculty mirrors the wide-ranging and interdisciplinary nature of issues associated with food sustainability. As such the research addresses diverse and critical aspects of the legal, sociological and political economy of food.
This work takes place through the Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI), an interdisciplinary and cross-faculty research community which encompasses food and agriculture related research across the University of Leeds. GFEI aims to develop sustainable solutions to transform food systems, bringing together academics from around the entire university.
Professor Fiona Smith is part of the executive team of the GFEI, as Associate Director for AgriFood Supply Chains. She is also N8 Chair in AgriFood Regulation, and has been appointed as a Special Adviser to the House of Commons International Trade Committee.
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