The Politics and Sociology of Food, Nutrition and Agriculture; Food Studies; the Sociology and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Dr Gyorgy Scrinis is a Lecturer in Food and Nutrition Politics and Policy in the Department of Agriculture and Food Systems in the Melbourne School of Land and Environment. He completed his PhD in History and Philosophy of Science and Social Theory at the University of Melbourne in 1999. His research focuses on the politics, sociology and philosophy of food and nutrition, and the sociology and philosophy of technology and science. His publications have focused of the science and technologies of food and nutrition, including nutrition science, functional foods, genetically modified foods and nanotechnology.
His book on Nutritionism The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice
- a critique of nutritional reductionism in nutrition science, dietary advice and food engineering and marketing practices - was published by Columbia University Press in June 2013.
Food politics and policy
Food systems and sustainability, equity and health
Sociology of food, agriculture, nutrition
Functional foods, health claims and dietary guidelines
Sociology and philosophy of technology