The Law Group is proud to welcome Dr MJ (Pepa) Plana Casado as Assistant Professor of Law at the Social Science Group (SSG) of Wageningen University & Research.
At WUR, Plana Casado coordinates the Comparative Food Law Course and is a lecturer of the Food Law Course, organised by the Law Group. She is also a research member of the OBD, and co-director of the University of Barcelona's Master in Food Ethics & Law (MAED).
Her research revolves around food, drugs and biotechnology legislation. Using a holistic approach, her research encompasses relevant underlying issues such as digital technologies (i.e. e-commerce and big data), ethics in public procurement (i.e. sustainability in school lunch programs), and food waste and taxation.
About Pepa Plana Casado
Dr Plana Casado was a post-doctoral researcher at the Bioethics & Law Observatory (OBD) of the University of Barcelona and holds a PhD in Law & Political Science. She conducted research visits at internationally renowned institutions such as Harvard Law School's Food Law & Policy Clinic, the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and the Università di Bologna’s CIRSFID.
Her research and education interests focus on European and US Food Law, including e-foods, disruptive production and consumption patterns, and food safety law enforcement.