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THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FOOD STUDIES

The world faces a series of challenges that engage the food studies community. On the one hand, some regions of the world are increasingly plagued by food insecurity, hunger, and famine. On the other, questions about the environmental and economic sustainability of traditional input-heavy agriculture continue to encourage scholars and practitioners to think in terms of a return to local or community-based agriculture. Linked to this discussion is the controversy over the development and cultivation of genetically modified foods, the role of organic agriculture in modern food systems, and concerns about our ability to feed an ever-growing human population.

The 2015 meeting will focus on the cross roads between alternative food systems and traditional systems of agricultural production. We welcome debate, discourse, and research from scholars and practitioners who engage these issues as well as other subjects related to the food studies discourse.

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