Academic publications

Scrinis, G., Parker, C., & Carey, R. (2017). ‘The Caged Chicken or the Free Range Egg? The Regulatory and Market Dynamics of Layer-Hen Welfare in the UK, Australia and the USA’. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 30 (5), 783-808.

Carey, R, Parker, C, and Scrinis, G (2017) Capturing the meaning of “free range”: The contest between producers, supermarkets and consumers for the higher welfare egg label in Australia. Journal of Rural Studies 54: 266-275.

Parker, C, Carey, R, De Costa, R and Scrinis, G. (2017) The hidden hand of the market: who regulates animal welfare under a labelling for consumer choice approach? Regulation and Governance. Published online 8 June 2017.DOI: 10.1111/rego.12147

Parker, C and De Costa, J (2016) Misleading the ethical consumer: The regulation of free range egg labelling. Melbourne University Law Review 39 (3): 895 – 949.

Scrinis, G and Parker, C (2016) Front-of-pack labelling and the politics of nutritional nudges Law & Policy 38(3): 234-249.

Parker, C (2014) The food label as governance space: free range eggs and the fallacy of consumer choice. Recht der Werkelijkheid 35 (3): 101-133.

Parker, C, and Scrinis, G (2014). ‘Out of the cage and into the barn: supermarket power, food system governance and the regulation of free range eggs’, Griffith Law Review, 23(2), 318-347

Parker, C (2013) Voting with your fork? Industrial free-range eggs and the regulatory construction of consumer choice. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 649: 52 – 73.

Parker, C, Brunswick, C and Kotey, J (2013) The happy hen on your supermarket shelf. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 10 (1): 165 – 186.

Summary briefings

Summary briefings from the project findings on higher welfare labelling for eggs, meat chickens and pigs will be available here in early 2018.


Workshop on food labelling and democratic engagement in the food system
28-29 September 2017, Melbourne Law School

Workshop summary report

Public event ‘Can food labelling help create more sustainable food systems?’
27 September 2017, University of Melbourne

Event audio

Slides of Professor Christine Parker’s presentation on ‘The case of free range labelling’

Summary of Professor Christine Parker’s presentation on ‘The case of free range labelling’

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