Essays about: "Global Food System"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 168 essays containing the words Global Food System.

  1. 1. What about perennial grains? : structures towards a sustainable grain production in Sweden

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Karin Andrén; Ebba Kuylenstierna; [2021]
    Keywords : sustainability; sustainability transitions; sustainable agriculture; perennial grains; grain production; attitude; structures; structuration theory;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to create an understanding of how structures affect grain producers’ work with sustainability, and to investigate if perennial grains can be part of the future grain production in Sweden. The agricultural sector is facing a dilemma, both to ensure that ecosystem services are kept intact but also to keep up the global food supply for the growing population. READ MORE

  2. 2. Development of a novel quantitative PCR analysis method for HIV-1

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Tillämpad biokemi; Lunds universitet/Teoretisk kemi

    Author : Anna-Malin Hallberg; [2021]
    Keywords : HIV; PCR; primers; probes; virus; detection; blood plasma; pathogen; biological pharmaceutical; protein-based pharmaceutical; genotype; subtype; RT qPCR; extraction; TaqMa; RNA virus; cross-dimer; applied biochemistry; tillämpad biokemi; Biology and Life Sciences; Technology and Engineering; Chemistry;

    Abstract : Biological pharmaceuticals are the answer to many severe diseases of today’s society. Some of these are protein-based drugs and can be produced from human blood plasma. In order to guarantee the safety of patients, absence of any pathogens needs to be ensured. READ MORE

  3. 3. Digging for Common Ground : Exploring how Practitioners of Alternative Farming Methods are replicating Principles of Traditional Ecological Knowledge

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Finn Rogge; [2021]
    Keywords : Permaculture; Regenerative Agriculture; Traditional Ecological Knowledge; Global Food System; Rural Development;

    Abstract : As a result of the harmful environmental practices found within the industrial agricultural system and the various negative accompanied socioeconomic consequences to health, local livelihoods, and resilience of rural communities, there has been an increasing global interest in Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) and alternative farming practices, such as permaculture and regenerative agriculture, that envision a more environment-friendly and equitable food- and agricultural system. At the same time, the potential of Indigenous woldviews and knowledges, such as Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), to introduce more environment-friendly land use practices and to reshape our understanding of nature becomes more publicly, but also scientifically acknowledged in the management of natural resources. READ MORE

  4. 4. An ecosystem for alternative food networks in Uppsala : With social innovation towards food democracy

    University essay from SLU/Department of Molecular Sciences

    Author : Veronika Tietz; [2021]
    Keywords : alternative food networks; local food system transformation; social innovation; sustainable transition; food democracy;

    Abstract : Sustainable food system transition (SFST) is an inevitable aim for the world’s societies to tackle global challenges caused by industrial, neo-liberal food industries such as climate change, biodiversity loss, food inequality and so forth. The social dimension of sustainable transitions is too often neglected by political decision makers and global corporations, highlighting the necessity for more attention regarding active participation of citizens to solve societal food related challenges in their regions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Binuclear zinc transcription factors and the regulation of patulin biosynthesis in the filamentous Ascomycete Penicillium expansum

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Bioteknik (master)

    Author : Robert Hansen Jagrelius; [2021]
    Keywords : secondary fungal metabolism; penicillium expansum; patulin; binuclear zinc transcription factors; dimerization; deepcoil; Biology and Life Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis investigated the regulation of patulin production in Penicillium expansum in relation to fungal global regulators as well as the cluster-specific binuclear zinc transcription factor (BZTF) patL in silico. It also explored the state of BZTF research in filamentous ascomycetes fungi, and questioned if results in Saccharomyces cerevisiae can be freely translated to other taxonomic groups. READ MORE