Food Utopias: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Ideal Food Systems

Paul V. Stock, KU Department of Sociology; Tim Miller, KU Department of Religious Studies; Kelly Kindscher, Kansas Biological Survey and KU Department of Environmental Studies; Kate Meyer, Spencer Museum of Art; The KU Center for the Study of Science Fiction; Christopher Rosin, Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago, New Zealand; Michael Carolan, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University; and Zsusa Gille and Grant Shoffstall, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois

Their research will examine the growing global challenge to feed humans and responses to it. This team of researchers seeks to develop a model for what a food utopia would look like, using critiques and successes of the many sustainable food systems that are currently in place. Its preliminary goal is to develop this discussion into a plan for an imagined ideal food system that takes advantage of the technology and alternative practices available to food growers and distributors. From there, the researchers will apply for more funds to continue their research on a larger scale.

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