The future of your meal

The future of your meal

 

We live in a time when we cannot predict the near future regarding health or transport. And are we able to predict the future of our food? Is the current trend of sustainable development really needed? Should we all become vegetarians? Or maybe only buy food from regional farmers? This village will answer these and other questions about the future of your meal in terms of a single organism (biology, chemistry, medicine), a group of people (agriculture, food, transport) or the global society (economy, sociology).

Man on a field looking up in the sky. Photo
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Relevant competency

No formal competence is needed.

 

About the village

Here you can elaborate on the village, for those who want to apply to it:

  • More background information about the village and the village theme
  • Potential external partners from business, research environments, conferences, links to web pages or other sources of information that may elaborate on the theme.
  • Possibilities to work on exciting projects
  • Expectations of the students in the village
  • Examples of research questions the student groups may use as a starting point

The village is designed for students with a special interest in the food area. We will deal with projects of varying complexity. It would seem that the agricultural and food market affects only a limited number of people, and in fact affects every cell of our body. During the meetings in the village, we will try to answer the question in which direction will science and the food business go. We will try to confront contemporary behavior in the food market or individual diets with scientific evidence.

Examples of some research questions

  • Does the sustainability of one country lead to hunger in another?
  • Do you contribute to the bankruptcy of entire families elsewhere in the world by buying local farmer's food?
  • Will vegetarianism increase world food prices?
  • GMO as a hope to overcome world hunger.

 

Fakta om TMAT4850

Course code: TMAT4850
Village: The future of your meal
Type: Semester-based
Language: English
Village supervisor: Marcin A. Kurek
Contact information: marcin.kurek@ntnu.no
Semester: Spring 2021
Location: Trondheim

Important information about EiT

Important information about EiT:

  • The focus on teamwork skills and group processes is the unique feature of Experts in Teamwork (EiT)
  • EiTs teaching methods depend on the contribution and presence of every participant throughout the semester. For this reason, attendance is compulsory on every village day.
  • In contrast to many courses, the first few days are especially important in EiT. During this period, get to know each other and discuss what each individual can contribute. You will also draw up the compulsory cooperation agreement and start preparing a shared research question.
  • For additional information about Experts in Teamwork, see page for students