Center for Food Studies: News

On November 6, 2018, the AUR Center for Food Studies was proud to host Mario Arvelo, Permanent UN Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS – attended by the M.A. Food Studies students last month).

The M.A. Food Studies students took a much-anticipated field trip to Eataly on October 25 as part of their studies on ethical consumption.

Dr Maria Grazia Quieti, Director of the Master in Food Studies, has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the Consultative Meeting on Improving Policy Development in Aquaculture in Support of Food Security, Nutrition and Poverty Eradication, organized by the Fisheries and Aquaculture

The Anthropology of Food course took its first field trip of the fall 2018 semester to a perhaps surprising venue: McDonald’s. On October 19, the M.A.

The AUR Center for Food Studies welcomed Richard China, Director of Strategic Partnerships and External Engagement at Bioversity International, to discuss his organization’s work on October 11, 2018.

Longtime friend of the AUR Center for Food Studies Dr. Harriet Friedmann held a guest lecture entitled “Sustainable Diets: Contending and Entangled Pathways” on October 18, 2018. Dr.

The week of October 15-19, 2018, the M.A. Food Studies students had a unique opportunity to attend the 45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), an annual conference hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).

The presentation was given as part of the M.A. Food, Environment, and Society course to an audience of not only M.A. in Food Studies students but also several other interested faculty.

On May 4, 2018, students from the Master in Food Studies went on a field visit for the course in Sustainable Food Systems. TREBOTTI is a family-owned 30 hectares organic vineyard in the hills of Castiglione in Teverina (VT). 

Two AUR students from Syria were invited by Marco Gualtieri, Seeds & Chips Founder, to participate in the Summit and to take part in two prominent discussions.