The Oxford Food Governance Group is an interdisciplinary group of researchers from the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), Said Business School and the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, who share a research interest in food governance practices.
We are now in the midst of a three-year project, generously funded by The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food. Our project examines how consumers engage with information and communication technologies (ICT) to create new modes of food governance.
Specifically, we are interested in exploring:
a) how the food we eat (and how much we eat of it) is shaped by economic, political, sociocultural and historical factors; and –
b) how individual citizen-consumers participate in food governance through everyday decision-making.