Where does our food and drink come from? Which communities and which landscapes are these products connected to? Why do people eat spicy things in one place and fermented things in another? Why do people eat standing up here and sitting down there? When did people begin producing cereal crops? … More
The growth of digital technology in our everyday lives (smartphones, apps, blogs, social networks, the internet of things) and the flood of data that comes with it, are having a major impact and are changing the way we eat without us necessarily even realizing it.
“Rethinking Food and Food Safety” explores the intersection of data science, genomics, and social sciences in food. With the world population set to reach 8 billion by 2024, it is imperative that we invent new ways to feed the world in a sustainable, safe and healthy manner.
The recent rapid growth in coffee consumption in Asia (especially in China and South Korea) is evidence of the profound changes taking place in Asian societies that are faced with the globalisation of the economy, of medicine, of representations of the body, and of lifestyle in general.
In May 2017, Okja was presented in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The film by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, and produced by Netflix, is an allegorical tale and fable about the ambiguous status of “meat” in our societies today. The film features Mija, a twelve year-old girl … More