Chaired by Prof. Gülay Çaglar, Gender and Diversity, Freie Universität Berlin and Olivia Mahling, University Sports, Freie Universität Berlin
University canteens provide food and meals for thousands of students and staff members on a daily basis, which is why they need large amounts of products such as staple food, vegetables, meat and dairy products etc. Thus, they heavily depend on a reliable supply of these products and, as a consequence, on large-scale agriculture. This plenary session discusses the problems of large-scale agriculture and global food chains from a feminist political ecology perspective. The aim is to elaborate on how universities are linked to global food chains and on how they can contribute to more localized and sustainable food systems.