Reading Discussion Groups

Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network (BSUFN) are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a short series of reading discussion groups during May and June 2015. A short food-related reading has been selected for each week in order to stimulate discussion on the topic of the reading and associated issues. The readings selected for the discussion groups are loosely based on the themes of the five special interest groups (SIGs) within BSUFN. These discussion groups are open to everyone to attend.

The discussion groups will be held every Thursday from 12:30 until 14:00, starting on Thursday the 21st of May. They will be relaxed, informal groups so please feel free to bring your lunch along.

The dates, locations, SIG themes, and selected readings for each discussion group are listed below.

Thursday 21st of May, 12:30-14:00

SIG theme: Primary Food Production

Location: University of Sussex campus, Fulton building, room 102

Reading: Cook, S., Silici, L., and Adolph, B. (2015) Sustainable intensification revisited, IIED Briefing Papers

This reading is available here.

 

Thursday 28th of May, 12:30-14:00

SIG theme: Food Health and Education

Location: University of Brighton Falmer campus, Checkland building, room B503

Reading: Young, V.R, and Pellett, P.L. (1994) Plant proteins in relation to human protein and amino acid nutrition, American Society for Clinical Nutrition

This reading is available here.

 

Thursday 4th of June, 12:30-14:00

SIG theme: Global Food Nexus

Location: University of Sussex campus, Fulton building, room 102

Reading: Pfeiffer, L. and Lin, C-Y.C. (2014) The Effects of Energy Prices on Groundwater Extraction in Agriculture in the High Plains Aquifer

This reading is available here.

 

Thursday 11th of June, 12:30-14:00

SIG theme: Food Cultures and Technologies

Location: University of Brighton Falmer campus, Mayfield House, room 301

Reading: ‘Golden Rice’ and ‘Do GM Cops Deliver’ sections, pages 267-277 in chapter titled ‘GM: Feeding people or factory farms’, in: Lymbery, P. and Oakeshott, I. (2014),  Farmageddon:? The True Cost of Cheap Meat, Bloomsbury Publishing

This book will soon become available as an e-book through the University of Sussex library. It is also available to buy through various outlets. If you would like to discuss this issue but cannot gain access to this book, you are welcome to attend the discussion group without having done the reading. As an alternative reading you could read: Wield, D., Chataway, J., and Bolo, M. (2010) Issues in the Political Economy of Agricultural Biotechnology, Journal of Agrarian Change. This reading is available here.

 

Thursday 18th of June, 12:30-14:00

SIG theme: Food Research Methods and Theories

Location: University of Sussex campus, Jubilee Building room G22

Reading: Hinrichs, C.C. (2014) Transitions to sustainability: a change in thinking about food systems change?, Agriculture and Human Values

This reading is available here.

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