GIs & Basmati Rice: Relevance to Canadian Food Producers

Author: Marsha S. Cadogan | 5 min read This article was originally published by the Lawyers Daily. Basmati rice has a significant consumer base throughout many parts of the world. The rice is known for its distinct taste and appearance, primarily owing to its terroir (specifically the soil, climatic and valley conditions under which it is grown). After years of legal battle to safeguard the...

Geographical Indications in Canada, the EU, India, Switzerland and Serbia: A Brief Comparision of Legal Frameworks

Champagne. Parma Ham. Feta Cheese. Café de Colombia. Jamaican Jerk. These are all types of geographical indications, designated as such because there is a direct and traceable relationship between the product and its place of origin. This linkage must be based on specific quality, characteristics, or reputation of the product with a natural or human element of its place of origin. Geographical...