Food: Field to Table?

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Created: 2015-11-02 08:55
Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Description: Food gives life. It provides energy, strengthens social bonds and enriches culture worldwide. Our collective hunger has remodelled the globe. We have flattened forests, emptied seas and developed an incredible range of technologies to satisfy our collective appetite. Parts of the world have unrestricted access to nutritious food, but many regions are in desperate need of calories or micronutrients. Millions suffer and die from an excess of food while millions suffer and die from a lack of it.

This research group examines multiple aspects of the global food system, following food across academic boundaries from field to table. We cover the collective impact of technological innovations, market forces and human behaviour on global food security. Our aim is to explore how much optimisation can take place within the traditional architecture of our food system and explore the potential of emerging alternative food systems to provide solutions.

Food has the power to help billions, provoke conflict and make or break the economies of entire continents. By bringing together early career researchers from across the University for a seminar series and focussed reading group, we hope to stimulate wide discussion on some of the core questions faced in securing our global food future.


Themes for 2015-16

Michaelmas Term: Generating Food
Lent Term: Market Forces
Easter Term: Consumer Choices

Website: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/food-field-to-table
 

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Food: Field to Table? - 19 April 2016 - The Modern Hunter-Gatherer: Access to Food in Urban Environments

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Anastasia Orfanidou (Architecture, Cambridge)
Waste(s)Mart: The benefits of local food recycling

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Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Thu 5 May 2016


Food: Field to Table? - 2 December 2015 - Paris 2015: Securing Food in a Changing Climate

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Nazia Habib-Minz (University of Cambridge)
Climate Change and Food

Katrin Glatzel (Agriculture for Impact, Imperial College)
African Agriculture

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Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Tue 8 Dec 2015


Food: Field to Table? - 21 October 2015 - Robots, Insects and Lab Meat: Food in the Future

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Ian Hardy (Entomophagy, University of Nottingham)
Eating Insects

Nigel Maxted (University of Birmingham)
Crops for the Future

Rebecca Di Mambro (Retail Brand Manager,...

Collection: Food: Field to Table?

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 2 Nov 2015


Food: Field to Table? - 24 February 2016 - The Politics of Food Provisioning and Access

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Patta Scott-Villiers (IDS, Sussex)
Commoditisation of the right to food

Collection: Food: Field to Table?

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 29 Feb 2016


Food: Field to Table? - 27 January 2016 - The Roles of Gender and Technology in Market Exclusion

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Gina Porter (Anthropology, Durham)
David Bright (Oxfam)
Representative of Vodafone m-PesaTM project

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Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Tue 9 Feb 2016


Food: Field to Table? - 3 May 2016 - You are what you eat: Nutrition and Health Policy

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Bhavani Shankar (SOAS, University of London)
Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA programme)

Theresa Marteau (Behaviour and Health Research Unit,...

Collection: Food: Field to Table?

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 16 May 2016