Tomaso Ferrando

Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol
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Dr. Tomaso Ferrando is a lecturer in law at the University of Bristol Law School. His work focuses on the link between law and food, with particular attention to the international dimensions (trade, investments and the human right to food) and the implementation of local practices. His latest research explores the EU regulation of food waste, the role of competition law in obstructing coordinated attempts to improve the global food system, and the idea of the food system as a commons (similar to air, water, sun, etc.). Outside of academia, he acts as a consultant and pro-bono advocate on questions relating to the right to food and food policies. In recent years, he has collaborated with the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and contributed to the formulation of an EU Common Food Policy (to replace the Common Agricultural Policy). He is a member of Feeding Coventry, a multidisciplinary project that aims to tackle the roots of food poverty by involving public administrators, the private sector, and civil society. He has been a resident a fellow at Harvard University Law School, the Universidade de São Paulo, and the University of Cape Town, as well as a visiting researcher in both the law and anthropology departments of the University of California -- Berkeley. Ferrando holds a PhD in Law from Sciences Po University and and MS in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance from the International University College of Turin.