Shock cities. Food Prices and Access to Food in Flemish Cities during the Age of Shocks (1280-1370). University of Antwerp
Building resilience in Urban Food Systems. The challenge of scaling-up alternative food distribution networks. An exploration through comparative case-study analysis. KU Leuven
This dissertation focuses on the governance of alternative food networks (AFNs). The aim is to identify, conceptualize and empirically investigate the critical governance tensions conditioning the genesis and the life-course of alternative food initiatives. To this purpose this dissertation develops a Hybrid Governance Approach (HGA) which identifies three types of governance tensions - i.e. organizational, resource and institutional - and ...
Where is the comfort in comfort foods: unraveling the neurophysiological underpinnings of human food reward in health and food intake disorders KU Leuven
Although of great public health interest, the neurophysiological underpinnings of reward-based eating and their interplay with homeostatic mechanisms implicated in energy balance regulation are poorly understood, particularly when it comes to the role of different neurotransmitters. Dopamine (DA) and the endocannabinoid system (ECS) are considered key mediators of reward system responses to palatable foods, but human evidence is limited. The ...
Longitudinal study on food habits of young children and primary socialisation of food habits, starting at the age of 3 Ghent University
A cohort of young children (n>1000, age +/- 3 years) will be followed every 2 years, regarding their food habits and influencing factors. Evolutions in food habits during early childhood will be investigated and the influence of the family (primary socialisation) on their food habits and preferences will be investigated.
Fatty acid pathways at the basis of marine food webs: a baseline for sustainable use of marine food resources Ghent University
In order to obtain more sustainable aquaculture practices taking into account global change, solid knowledge on the transfer efficiency of biomass and energy from primary producers to mesoconsumers is crucial. For that, this research project will study the biosynthesis and bioconversion of fatty acids by primary consumers at the basis of marine food webs under various conditions.
In recent years, protest events in a range of African countries have attracted widespread interest and public debate. The sharp increase in world food prices in 2007 and 2008, for example, was associated with the occurrence of a wave of food riots on the continent. In a number of countries, including Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia, protests erupted against high costs of living and frequently escalated into ...
The rheology and accessibility of nutrients in relation to structural characteristics of plant based food systems. KU Leuven
Food in prisons Vrije Universiteit Brussel
If studying food has gained tremendous attention lately, the ...