Society and food: human and societal influences on food; eating geographies and the shifts in food consumption; consumption politics and ethics. Green revolution, millennium and sustainable development goals.
Food connections: food networks definitions and geography, commodity circuits, locality, local food networks, relations of proximity, power and control, corporate versus people power.
Social embeddedness: geographies of regard and ethics of care in food networks, fairness and cultures of food.
Food poverty: poverty, deprivation and food deserts, food rights, food sovereignty and food justice movements; charitable food aid, food hubs and civic food networks
On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
- Examine how societal factors influence food consumption and food choice
- Compare and contrast the way in which policy levers can be used to influence food purchase and food consumption
- Evaluate how ethical considerations and notions of responsibility influence food networks
|Coursework||Literature review on a given theme 3000 words excluding appendices||100%|
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