CECS marks World Food Day with II Seminar on Food and Sustainability

The 2nd Food and Sustainability Seminar will take place on October 16, World Food Day, at 3:30 pm.

Food goes beyond several paths in addition to nutritional ones. It, therefore, becomes an expensive topic for various sciences. Debate the complexity of the theme, which is urgent when thinking about sustainability, will be the objective of the seminar.

The event will include the participation of Ricardo Pereira, a researcher at the Center for Biological Engineering at the University of Minho, Luís Diogo Arezes, coordinator of the Sustainability Office of Social Action Services at the University of Minho, and Vírginia Calado, a researcher at the Instituto de Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon. The debate will be moderated by Cynthia Luderer, a researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre.

Ricardo Pereira has a degree in Food Engineering from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2003), Master in Biotechnology from Universidade do Minho (2007), PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Universidade do Minho (2011). He is currently an Assistant Researcher at the Center for Biological Engineering (CEB) at the University of Minho. Works with the application technology of moderate electric fields and ohmic heating; interaction of electric fields with biomolecules, cells and organisms, extraction of value-added compounds from food; food nanotechnology; food packaging technology; and food safety and quality. Editor of scientific books in the areas of food processing and biotechnology, he is also the author/co-author of a wide range of scientific publications in the area of ​​food technology and innovation.

Diogo Arezes is a doctoral student in Business Sciences at the School of Economics and Management at the University of Minho, Master in Civil Engineering from the University of Minho, with specialization in the field of hydraulics and environment, and Master in Management Studies, from the same University.
He is currently the coordinator of the Sustainability Office for Social Action Services at the University of Minho, with the main objective of developing programs and actions aimed at improving the well-being and sustainability conditions of the Organization and the entire surrounding community.
He is a member of the Crisis and Economic Transition Office of the Municipality of Guimarães.

Virgínia Henriques Calado is a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, where she develops research in the area of ​​Food Anthropology. With a degree in Social Anthropology and a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Lisbon (2012), she has participated in several projects focusing on food issues. She is the author of several publications of which the book highlights the Macrobiotic Proposal for World Experience (2015).

Cynthia Luderer is a researcher at CECS, where she develops research related to Communication Sciences. PhD in Communication and Semiotics from the Communication and Semiotics program at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, with an internship developed with the Food Anthropology program at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. She works with the Communication, Science and Research Group Environment, at the University of Minho, at DIAITA, at the University of Coimbra and at Mnemon- Memory, Communication and Consumption- of the São Paulo School of Advertising and Marketing (ESPM-SP). Her investigations focus on cultural themes, having a particular interest in the media spectacle around the consumption of food and its link with memory and sustainability.

For health safety reasons, the seminar will take place online, with live transmission through the Zoom platform.

[Published: 08-10-2020]