Sample Topics

Sample topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Peacebuilding, peace education, peacekeeping
  • Sustainable agriculture and food production
  • Mindfulness
  • Food memoirs
  • Food value chains
  • Food security and sovereignty
  • Human Rights
  • Culture
  • Environment/Ecology
  • Democracy and Engagement
  • Mindful Eating, spirituality and food
  • Body image
  • Vegetarianism, Veganism, Raw food, other particular ways of eating?
  • Food and Family – worldwide,across cultures, food is important
  • Personal anecdotes and stories
  • Culture
  • Community and conviviality
  • Politics
  • Waste
  • Food security, sovereignty?
  • Healing by way of food – growing, cooking, eating
  • comfort food – could probably have a whole book on this!
  • terminator technology/suicide seeds
  • biogas/agrofuels/ethanol (corn, sugarcane, rainforest depletion,destruction)
  • eating oil – petroleum dependency
  • soil degradation/restoration
  • worms and compost
  • women in agriculture (and in times of conflict)
  • food activism/movements – La Via Campesina, Zapatistas, farmer suicides and protests
  • food riots (2008, 2010, 2011)
  • waste
  • fair/horizontal/direct trade; domestic fair trade
  • migrant labour
  • import substitution/trade liberalization
  • food aid
  • global (socially acceptable) addictions – coffee, tea, chocolate
  • GMOs
  • pesticides and fertilizers – organic, agroecology
  • climate change
  • resource wars
  • WATER and food connections
  • livlihoods
  • industrial food, corporate social responsibility
  • grocery store, distribution monopolization
  • food marketing (targeting children, entrapping adults)
  • CSA, CSBread, CSDairy, CSFish, etc.
  • community gardens
  • farmers’ markets
  • community food centres
  • co-operatives, collectives
  • regional food hubs
  • incubators (kitchens, food businesses)
  • food stamps/vouchers
  • bicycles – pedal powered food (soup peddler, chocosol, etc)
  • FarmStart, CRAFT/SOIL, WWOOFing
  • Agrotourism
  • Ethical Gastronomy, Ecogastronomy, Ethicureanism
  • Popular Restaurants of Brasil
  • Good Food Box
  • Food Banks
  • hot meal programs
  • urban agriculture, peri-urban agriculture, rooftop gardens, balcony gardens
  • market gardens
  • beekeeping
  • livestock
  • city chickens
  • natural farming – Francis Fukuoka
  • informal food economies
  • Food not Bombs
  • Food not Lawns
  • Permaculture, closed loop systems
  • Deep Ecology
  • stewardship and spirituality/religion
  • Amish, Quaker relationships to pacifism and food
  • Freeganism/Dumpster Diving
  • Conviviality, community, Slow Food, national presidia, terra madre
  • Health and diet-related wellness/disease
  • Food literacy and education
  • Student Nutrition
  • Social enterprise
  • Insert your idea here!

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