The Politics and Practices of Food Governance

The Oxford University’s Food Governance Group is hosting a series of lunch-time seminars on The Politics and Practices of Food Governance, including a very interesting lecture by my Supervisor, David Barling.

Seminars will take place at the Barclay Room, Green Templeton College, 43 Woodstock Road, Oxford  OX2 6HG.

The seminar series explores the contemporary politics of food production, marketing and consumption. The series hosts speakers from the UK, Europe, the US and Australia who  examine the multiple ways in which food is governed today and its implications for health, the environment and business (flyer attached). Particular attention is focused on the role  non- governmental actors and citizen-consumers play in contemporary forms of local and global food governance processes.

17 October (Wednesday), 11.30am – 1pm
Professor Charles Godfray, University of Oxford, UK
The challenge of feeding 9-10 billion people by mid-century: Is it a question of supply, demand or governance

25 October (Thursday), 11.30am – 1pm
Professor Alan Petersen, Monash University, Australia
Governing food anxieties: The role of emotion in mothers’ food practices

1 November (Thursday), 4.30 – 6pm (Andrew Cormack Room, Said Business School)
Professor Annemarie Mol, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Where is the eating body? On situating beyond anatomy

7  November (Wednesday), 11.30am – 1pm
Dr David Barling, City University London, UK
Sustainability and governance of the food supply

14  November (Wednesday), 11.30am – 1pm
Professor Julie Guthman, University of California, Santa Cruz, US
Fat places? Re-thinking the obesogenic environment thesis and the implications for food governance

15 November (Thursday), 11.30 – 1pm
Christel Schaldemose, Committee on Internal Markets and Consumer Protection, European Parliament, Belgium
Legislating for healthy food in a single European market

21  November (Wednesday), 11.30am – 1pm
Dr Richard Milne, University of Sheffield, UK
Date labelling and the governance of food quality and safety

28  November (Wednesday), 11.30am – 1pm (TBC)
Dr Michael Guggenheim, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Experiments in sociological food governance

Seminars will take place at the Barclay Room, Green Templeton College, 43 Woodstock Road, OX2 6HG. No registration is required and a sandwich lunch will be provided.

The seminars are open events.

This seminar series is supported by Green Templeton College as well as The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food and organised in collaboration with the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) and the Science and Technology Studies (STS) Group at the University of Oxford.

Important Links:

http://oxfordfoodgovernancegroup.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/poster-ofg-seminars.pdf

www.oxfordfoodgovernancegroup.wordpress.com/

5 thoughts on “The Politics and Practices of Food Governance

    1. Jessica, many thanks for listing our upcoming seminar series on your blog. Hope to meet you at one of the seminars?!
      JeroenWUR, thank you for your interest. We aim to record the seminars but will need the speakers consent. Fingers crossed.
      Tanja (on behalf of the OFG team)

  1. The talks sound fascinating. I’m seconding JeroenWUR’s question: for those not based in Oxford, will there be a way to access the talks? Thank you!

    1. Ewan, thanks for your interest in the seminar series. The Oxford Food Governance team is planning to audio record the talks and to make them available on our blog: http://oxfordfoodgovernancegroup.wordpress.com/
      We hope to have them online by December. In the meantime we plan to summarise the talks on the blog on a weekly basis in October and November.

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