The Future Food System - A New Paradigm Arising?

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • June Rebekka Bresson
According to critical debaters it is necessary for all societies to change how we exploit the natural resources of the world, if we are to correlate to the planetary boundaries. Debaters argue that we need to fuse health and environment into our understanding of food systems to ensure public health in future. The purpose of this study is to understand whether we are on our way toward a sustainable food system, especially with respect to issues of health, environment and planetary wellbeing. With an entry point from a statement given by Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva in November 2017, and literature to support this statement, I will try to provide an analysis with this as a background. I am asking selected key food actors in a Danish food governance context, whether they see new trends in relation to their work within the food systems. Through the lenses of Situational Analysis, I would like to understand the situation from the actors point of view and give my interpretation of the situation. Hereby, the thesis gets a sociological and constructivist approach, and throughout the analysis, I want to emphasise on possibilities and barriers for enhancing sustainable food systems, their development and their possibilities for the future. The Master Thesis is located at Aalborg University Copenhagen, in the study programme Integrated Food Studies.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date1 Jun 2018
Number of pages80
ID: 280260501