Interdisciplinary research on food environments: the key to transforming unhealthy food consumption practices and unsustainable food systems

  • Since the Covid-19 pandemic, digital services such as apps for food and health have become much more widely used, especially in urban settings, where the majority of human society now resides. Therefore, the context in which food choices are made have changed significantly. We suggest that understanding food environments and their entanglements with dynamics of digitalization, corporeality, and power relations can contribute to an improved analysis of the interrelations between food systems, public health, and sustainability. In this short communication, we call the attention of food scholars to the under-researched dimensions in food environment debates and invite medical, psychology, and sustainability scientists to engage in a concerted effort to comprehend food environments as key to transform unhealthy food consumption practices and unsustainable food systems.

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Author:Merle Müller-HansenGND, Johannes Mahne-BiederGND, Markus KeckORCiDGND
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Parent Title (German):Die Erde
Publisher:Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin
Place of publication:Berlin
Year of first Publication:2023
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2023/09/19
First Page:49
Last Page:53
Institutes:Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
Fakultätsübergreifende Institute und Einrichtungen
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Geographie
Fakultätsübergreifende Institute und Einrichtungen / Zentrum für Klimaresilienz
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Geographie / Lehrstuhl für Urbane Klimaresilienz
Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 91 Geografie, Reisen / 910 Geografie, Reisen
Licence (German):CC-BY-SA 4.0: Creative Commons: Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen (mit Print on Demand)