Food Insecurity, Consumerism and the Corporatization of Food

  • April 11, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre


Claudio Colaguori 

Claudio Colaguori is Associate Professor at York University.  He teaches Human Rights, General Education, and Criminology Programs. As an interdisciplinary scholar he brings the insights of critical theory to the study of various topics such as: policing terrorism, violence and human conflict, wrongful convictions and food insecurity. 

His current projects include an Introduction to Sociology, an edited collection on the corporatization of eating, and a non-academic book on Nutritional Awareness. He is twice the recipient of The John O’Neill Award for Teaching Excellence and has been nominated for Television Ontario’s Best Lecturer Competition.

Food Insecurity, Consumerism and the Corporatization of Food

A brief history of the rise of the modern food production and consumption system and its implications for human health. Special focus will be on the shaping of public food choices and eating habits as a product of corporate interests as set against the health needs of the population at large. The lecture will also cover the meaning of food insecurity, the relationship between food production, consumption and the environment, an overview of how people are responding to historic problems of the standard/mainstream diet with innovative eating trends, and some ideas for better health.

This event is part of the Spring 2016 Speaker series. Register for the Spring 2016 Event Series.

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