Knowledge for better food systems

Conference: Waste Not, Want Not: Food and Thrift from Early Modernity to the Present, Cambridge, UK

This day-and-a-half conference will bring together academics and professionals from the interdisciplinary field of food studies and food sustainability research to reflect on attitudes towards food preservation and food waste from early modernity to the present. The title reflects an ongoing historiographical effort to better understand consuming behaviours through time. Topics include food preservation, food rationing, the management of food waste or efforts to reduce it, as well as its moral, religious, and political implications. The programme is also designed to open up a dialogue between scholars of the past and policy makers, and will serve as a platform for the discussion of more sustainable food practices in the present and future.

Read more about the conference here and book tickets here. The conference will be held at the University of Cambridge, UK on 12 and 13 September 2019.