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Social Media and the Dynamics of Public Debates about Food and Farming

Food is a popular topic on social media. We share pictures of our meals, read about the health effects of food products, and discuss the impact of food production and farming on the planet. Social media, such as Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter are not part of a separate ‘cyberspace’, but have become an integral part of our daily lives.

Social media play a key role in the construction of identities and community building, the mobilization and self-organisation of movements, and the dynamics of public debates, news production and policy making. If you are interested in one of these topics for your thesis or would like to analyse social media data, please contact tim.stevens@wur.nl for further information.