Minna Kaljonen to lecture on transformative potential of sustainable diets in upcoming seminar (6 April)

Published on
March 29, 2017

An upcoming seminar, titled Exploring and testing the transformative potential of sustainable diets, will be held by Mina Kaljonen. The lecture will take place the Thursday 6th of April 2017 from 12:30 - 13:15 in room C68 (Leeuwenborch building).

Minna Kaljonen, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist of Finish Environmental Institute working on: Study of environmental policy practices, governing technologies, sustainable food production and consumption, sustainable use and protection of natural resources, rural development.

The lecture: Exploring and testing the transformative potential of sustainable diets

Promotion of pro-environmental behaviour has become a new normativity in food and environmental policies. Dietary change has a huge potential in combating environmental problems; too little social scientific attention has been devoted to steering diet from the sustainability view point. The POPRASUS addresses this gap in knowledge by first analysing how sustainable diet has arisen to the agenda of food and nutrition policies exploring what kind of consumer-agencies are inscribed to steering it. Secondly, we analyse and kick-start experiments that seek to promote sustainable diets and eating in an institutionalised setting of mass catering. Thirdly, we assess the practices and engagements of forerunner groups aspiring to sustainable food consumption. The results contribute to the emerging scientific and societal debate on how sustainable diet is defined and what are its barriers in everyday consumption, among different consumer groups and in institutional settings.

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