Post-Brexit Agricultural Policy – with Professor Pierre Desrochers

In recent years, activists and policymakers have called for greater agricultural protectionism and local food production. However, in the last two decades, “locavore” initiatives have repeatedly failed to deliver on their proponents’ promises.

In this webinar, Professor Pierre Desrochers, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto, argues that local food activism and protectionism will make our food supply more expensive, environmentally damaging, and hazardous to our health.

Pierre’s main research interests are economic development, technical innovation, business-environment interface, and energy policy and food policy. He maintains a detailed website at