Rather than focusing on how large corporate entities attempt to minimize tariff costs, our attention must be on how we restore democratic accountability to economic policymaking, especially when it concerns the social and ecological sustainability of food systems.
Susan H. Bragdon is the Director of Seeds For All. Until recently Ms. Bragdon directed the Food & Sustainability Programme at the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms. Bragdon was a Watson Fellow, a McNamara Fellow, and is a member of the U.S. Patent Bar. She received her BA from Williams College and her MSc and JD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Professor Jennifer Clapp holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) at the University of Waterloo. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and the Broadbent Institute, and was a 2013 Trudeau Fellow. Dr. Clapp received her BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and her MSc and PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
Olivier De Schutter (LL.M., Harvard University; PhD, University of Louvain (UCL)), was the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food between 2008 and 2014 and Visiting Professor at Columbia University during 2008-2013. He co-chairs IPES-Food, an expert panel supporting new ways of thinking about research, sustainability, and food systems.