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The effects of the landscape or urban food environment on food styles and their sustainability. The case of Montpellier.

This research is based on the hypothesis that "food supply" is not just a response to "food demand" which is determined essentially by consumers’ individual characteristics: income level, education, age, family size, etc. The hypothesis is that the supply, environment and food landscape shape behaviour, or the demand: the location of stores, availability of gardens, advertising, etc., have an influence on food consumption, practices and representations. This research combines sociological, geographical and nutritional approaches, comprehensive in-depth interviews, sample surveys and cartographic analyses to test this hypothesis.

The project is led by researchers from UMR Moisa, UMR Innovation and the Chair in partnership with Montpellier Métropole. It is supported by Agropolis Fondation under the Labex Agro framework.

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