Urban Foodscapes - how food changes people's social behaviour

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COVID-19 has resulted in widespread changes to what was considered “normal” food shopping and eating routines. The pandemic has influenced how food is bought, how we feel about food, what food is available to us, and what food we eat. With the disruptions of crisis, much has been revealed about the ways that our urban foodscapes - what food is available where, when and to whom - shapes our lives, and the ways that we shape our lives around the realities of our foodscape. Understanding this intimate interconnection, what post-pandemic food futures are possible? And what must we change in order to improve them?


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Jane Battersby

Jane Battersby is Associate Professor at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, where she heads up the food security and food systems cluster. She serves on the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report and regularly consults and advises local, provincial and national governments, NGOs and civil society groups on food issues in the African context.

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