The University of Sheffield
Changing Families, Changing Food

Food, eating and social trends (FEAST)

A line of cooking oil jars

Principal Investigator:

Charles Pattie (Geography); Danny Dorling (Geography)


Martin Pitts

Aims and objectives:

To construct a time-line and international comparator dataset on the consumption of food (possible including production and price). Ideally the time line will cover most of the last century and the international coverage will be global, at least for more recent years. The bulk of good quantitative data is unlikely to directly tell us about the changing family in relation to food (except for rich nations in recent years); but that data should indirectly inform our understanding.

Research questions: