The food we choose to eat and the way it is produced has mounting consequences to global health, environment, current and future food security and the fabric of society. The outcomes in the form of obesity, hunger, malnutrition, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and climate change – all warrant a multidisciplinary system-level research approach to unravel the issues as well as to offer sustainable solutions.
Our research focuses on understanding the interplay between food and environment and the implications of changes in agricultural production and diets to overall sustainability. We seek to identify the space that integrates improved food security and environmental sustainability in the context of terrestrial and aquatic food systems. Combining different disciplines and methodologies our aim is to broaden our understanding of the complex environment-diet-policy links and to promote more effective policy tools towards implementing sustainable food systems.
We study the contribution of aquatic foods to global food security and assess their overall environmental impacts.
Using big data and machine learning algorithms we unravel the dynamics of urban food sharing platforms in order to facilitate food sharing (i.e. reduce waste) and minimize environmental impacts.
We use various computational tools to understand food system supply chains from production to consumption, identify inefficient 'hotspots', and assess the benefits of corrective interventions.