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Food realities: discourses, practices, and food initiatives under transformation [Anthropology of Food Network] 
Mireia Campanera (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Claudia Rocío Magaña González (University of Barcelona)
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Thursday 25 July, -, -
Time zone: Europe/Madrid
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Short Abstract:

This symposium seeks to address the challenges presented by the current socio-political and economic landscape in relation to food and ecosocial crises. The current food system is complex, unsustainable, and unequal, and it has a significant impact on people's living conditions and ecosystem health.

Long Abstract:

The aim of this dialogue is to address the uncertainties of the food system, which include waste, security, safety, risks, and precariousness, considering the multiple crises that are currently affecting the landscape of food. We will examine the various crises that have emerged, one after the other. These crises highlight that the current food system is unsustainable, complex, and unequal, posing challenges for both human and non-human communities. Although access to fresh and quality food is a fundamental human right, it is not guaranteed for everyone.

Our objective is also to study how crises affect food supplies and the development of strategies that promote resilience and resistance. To achieve this goal, we adopt an intersectional and structural approach to comprehend changes in the welfare model for food aid and to understand local and subjective practices. Additionally, we address the transformation of global-local food systems, along with issues such as food sovereignty, environmental health, and conflict. We also address the methodological challenges associated with transforming food realities. Our ultimate aim is to foster collaboration between different stakeholders to contribute to a new paradigm that prioritizes food justice and food sovereignty.

Language of the panel: English

Panel format: face-to-face, traditional (five papers per 105-minute session, up to two sessions maximum).

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Session 1 Thursday 25 July, 2024, -
Session 2 Thursday 25 July, 2024, -