Agricultural Pesticides vs Food Sustainability
Agricultural Pesticides vs Food Sustainability: A Need to Produce Ground-Breaking Knowledge from an Interdisciplinary and Dialoguing Perspective
Project Commenced: 01/02/2024
Project Completion Date: 01/02/2026
Dr Alessandra Guida (QUB)
The Agricultural Pesticides Vs Food Sustainability: A Need to Produce Ground-Breaking Knowledge from an Interdisciplinary and Dialoguing Perspective” project pursues a threefold objective. First, it aims to produce ground-breaking knowledge, from an interdisciplinary and dialoguing perspective, about the numerous challenges intrinsic to ag-pests. Second, this project aims to produce international outputs, such as an edited book and, which will be translated into Italian and Spanish and published in with a leading Publisher, and the submission of a hearing to the Inter-American Human Rights Commission on the impact of ag-pests on the enjoyment of the right to health, the right to water, and the right to a healthy environment. Finally, this project aims to lay the foundations for the development of an international project analysing the regulation of ag-pests from a comparative, interdisciplinary, and empirical perspective.
This project is ambitious but feasible, not least because I will develop it along with the following worldwide leading experts in international law:
Prof Alison Blay-Palmer, who is the current UNESCO Chair for Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies and Professor of Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University;
Prof Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Professor and Co-Director at the Center for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability at the University of Ottawa-Faculty of Law;
Dr Beatrice Olivastri, CEO of the NGO Friends of the Earth Canada with more than twenty years of experience in the environmental sector;
Prof Carlos Bernal Pulido, Professor of Law at Dayton University School of Law and Inter-American Human Rights Commissioner and former Justice at the Colombian Constitutional Court;
Prof Soledad García Muñoz, who is the current Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights of the United Nations and Professor of Law at numerous American Universities; and
Prof David M. Forman, Co-Director and Professor of the Environmental Law Program at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and a leading expert on the regulation of agri-food pesticides.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) - AHRC Research Networking Scheme (pending application)