home    about    browse    search    latest    help 
Login | Create Account

Promoting Organic Food in Public Catering: A Theory Based Approach to Sustainable Public Catering Systems

Mikkola, M. and Mikkelsen, B. E. (2008) Promoting Organic Food in Public Catering: A Theory Based Approach to Sustainable Public Catering Systems. Poster at: Cultivating the Future Based on Science: 2nd Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research ISOFAR, Modena, Italy, June 18-20, 2008.

[img] RTF (Rich Text Format)
60Kb

Summary

The paper focuses on public catering as a significant service provider in the modern society and a potential large scale user of organic food. In order to argue for the use of organic food by public catering, the traditional nutrition oriented public catering is reframed and repositioned as sustainable public catering system, responsible in mediating the well-being of both bio-physical environment and individual consumers. The repositioning is based on theory of ecological communication within social systems by Niklas Luhmann. The development towards sustainable public catering systems is examined by analysing Danish and Finnish public catering cases, which make visible the role of economy, law, science, politics and education in contextual networks governing public catering. This theoretically based approach confirms the networks and their mutual communication as bearing on the use of organic food, rendering public catering organisations ‘centres of sustainability’ in every-day life of (post)modern citizens.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:organic food, public catering, sustainable public catering system
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2008: IFOAM OWC: Research Track / ISOFAR > 5.2 Market and consumers
Finland > Univ. Helsinki > Rural Research
Deposited By: Mikkola, Minna
ID Code:12349
Deposited On:14 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:36
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:This paper is published in the conference proceedings:
Neuhoff, Daniel; Halberg, Niels; Alfldi, Thomas; Lockeretz, William; Thommen, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Hermansen, John; Vaarst, Mette; Lck, Lorna; Carporali, Fabio; Jensen, Henning Hgh; Migliorini, Paola and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2008) .Cultivating the Future Based on Science. Proceedings of the Second Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), held at the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the Consorzio ModenaBio, 18 . 20 June 2008 in Modena, Italy.. International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o IOL, DE-Bonn, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick. http://orgprints.org/13672 and http://orgprints.org/13674

Repository Staff Only: item control page