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Insights into our Food

First Scientific Area Network goes public!

FOOD is not only an existential basic need, but has always been a topic of, often underestimated, explosive societal power. Global food security, healthy food for all, resource-saving production of affordable food or the treatment of diet-related diseases are among the major challenges of the future.

FOOD unites: The What, How and When of food intake reveal the cultural conventions and social norms of a community. FOOD separates: What we have on our plates is, on the other hand, also an expression of our very individual self-dramatisation and status assertion.

Therefore, food and nutrition are key and cross-cutting topics of numerous scientific disciplines – from biology and medicine to psychology, chemistry, agricultural science, political and social sciences, media and literary studies, economics or design theory.