Increasingly food is occupying a more prominent role in public debates related for instance to health and climate change or to agricultural production. Food is also central to activists and global social movements like Via Campesina as well as to lifestyle moguls like Jamie Oliver. Food offers many venues through which the most salient environmental, economic, political and social challenges of our time can be studied and analysed. It also offers possibilities to form alliances between science and society and between different disciplines and research traditions.
This panel welcomes papers on issues related broadly to food in the global North and South including issues related to cultural change, political ecology, environmental sciences, agronomy, food systems, health, lifestyles, social movements, political economy, climate and more.
Mariel Aguilar-Støen and Desmond McNeill, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo
Ola Westengen, Noragric, NMBU