Abstract Digital technologies for food provisioning are often proposed as solutions to developing a more sustainable food system. Consumers can now use their mobile phones and computers to buy food online from websites, apps, and social media. Many of these services are marketed as sustainable by reducing transport emissions, direct sales of local products, organic alternatives, and […]
Abstract Household food waste is a significant environmental challenge, and almost half of the total global food waste comes from households. Thus, it is crucial to understand why food is wasted at home. This paper proposes a new method, Fridge Studies, that provides knowledge on food waste drivers adding to the research currently documenting the amounts […]
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Abstract New digital food platforms are being launched accompanied with the promise of also promoting more sustainable food consumption. However, despite some success, many of these efforts to digitally reconfigure consumers food practices fail. The aim of this paper is to empirically explore, conceptualize and explain such failures. Taking a practice theory approach, and drawing […]
Suse Brettin and Sandra Čajić took part in the first Science Slam of the Nutrition Council Berlin and won! Part of the profit was a podcast episode. Suse Brettin und Sandra Čajić haben am ersten Science Slam der Ernährungsrats Berlin teilgenommen und gewonnen! Ein Teil des Gewinns war eine Podcast-Folge.
In case you missed the recent PLATEFORMS webinar on The Emerging Role of Online Food Retail Systems for Sustainability, you can catch up here with full recording and supplementary materials from our presenters available below. This webinar explored the emerging role of online food retail systems for sustainability in the Irish market. Following a foreword […]
Devising food consumption: complex households and the socio-material work of meal box schemes Christian Fuentes & Emma Samsioe ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to explore how digitally-enabled food provisioning platforms reconfigure households’ food consumption. Taking a market studies approach, and drawing on an ethnographic study of 15 households signing up to meal box […]
Abstract: This paper makes use of a unique dataset on the population of online food provisioning services to shed light on the organization of the food e-commerce in the Italian context. Building on the opposition between pipelines and platforms, we propose a categorization of the different forms of organization within each business model and examine […]