The aims of this conference are to contribute, from a social science perspective, to the knowledge and empirical evidence on the theme of Novel Foods and Novel Food Production.
- To map the state of the arts on novel foods and controlled environment agriculture and identify the main lines of debate.
- To contribute to the definition of adequate forms of regulation and policies for enhancing their democratic control
- To assess current knowledge on novel foods consumption and their impact on the healthiness and sustainability of diets.
- To review the implications of novel foods and novel food production for the eco- and social systems.
The themes for contributions include:
- The institutional characteristics of the new food innovation ecosystem
- Novel forms of food production: Controlled Environmental Agriculture (CEA), characteristics, social and governance dimensions
- CEA as a reconfiguration of rural urban perspectives?
- Novel foods: the extent of their adoption and their impact on diets
- Consumer responses: vegetarianism, veganism and flexitarianism
- Responses of different social movements – environment, animal welfare, food and health, indigenous foods
- Alternative proteins, including insects: a new problem for food security or part of the solution?
- Plant-based proteins: consumption and production issues in the EU and US
- New forms of intellectual property in food and implications for food security
- The impact of current innovations for global food chains and local food systems
- The impact of current innovations for agriculture, farmers, global food chains and local food systems
- Current innovations and new axes of global governance.
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