Oceanus Seminar Series | Cordula Scherer | 20 Sep | 12h



Title: FoodSmart Dublin – A Framework for sustainable and local seafood


Name: Cordula Scherer (Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities)


Abstract: I present the FoodSmart Dublin project as a concept to promote sustainable seafood consumption by building on Ireland’s intangible coastal cultural heritage while engaging with innovative chefs and educationalists. We argue that a change in human consumption towards eating seafood at lower trophic levels may be encouraged by discovering forgotten cultural practices and tapping into locally-sourced marine resources. The framework sets out knowledge exchange and production between academia, businesses, and civil society to promote and assist healthy and ecologically sustainable living. By identifying historical recipes of seafood from Dublin Bay that can be innovated and used in appetizing dishes we aim to stimulate sustainable food practices amongst Dublin’s society and respond to the Report on Food from the Oceans (2017).


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