International Conference on Food Studies - A Common Ground Conference

Країна: США

Місто: Berkeley

Тези до: 12.09.2016

Дати: 12.10.16 — 13.10.16

Область наук: Сільськогосподарські;

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Організатори: Common Ground Publishing


2016 Special Focus: Food Systems in the Age of the Anthropocene: Addressing Demands for Change

The carbon footprint of our species has been increasingly recognized as a defining factor in the current geological age: the age of the anthropocene. This age and its ecosystemic traces are defined by a particular history, the “great acceleration” of human impact upon nature: modern industry, population growth, and increasing per capita consumption. This history has resulted in a number of human-induced changes to global temperatures, sea levels, CO2 levels in the atmosphere, to name just a few. The production, distribution, and consumption of food—at local and global scales—provide a critical insight into the human and natural dynamics of this age. They simultaneously reveal demands, strategies, and possibilities for change. What is the future of sustainable and equitable food systems in the age of the anthropocene? How do we balance the demands of ecosystems, producers, and consumers in an age marked by the effects of climate change? What are the particular demands for change produced by the age? What are the broader implications for thinking about the nature of this change, toward more sustainable and equitable food systems in particular, and communities in general?

The 2016 meeting will feature a special focus on this provocative subject. We welcome open debate, discourse and research from participants that center on this special topic, as well as the yearly conference themes described below, and any other issues relevant to food studies.

  • Theme 1: Food Production and Sustainability
  • Theme 2: Food, Nutrition, and Health
  • Theme 3: Food Politics, Policies, and Cultures

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