Since 1990 most of his work has focused on strategies and policies for sustainable food systems. His main research areas are: Food Policy, Food Ethics, Sustainable Food Production and Technology Assessment.
Besides his research at the University, he is an advisor to Danish municipalities and ministries but also the EU Commission and NGO’s. His latest work has focused on three areas:
1) development of the concept of “Ethical Traceability”,
2) public procurement as a policy tool and finally
3) management systems influence on innovation e.g. food safety systems, environmental management etc.
Ethical Traceability and Communicating Food, Springer, 2008.
Coff, C.; Barling, D.; Korthals, M.; Nielsen, T. (Eds.)This book draws on philosophical discourses (like ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of law) around food ethics and empirical research in three important food chains (UK bread, Danish bacon and Greek olive oil) to argue that ethical traceability systems could be used to communicate food information to consumers, allowing them not only to make food choices consistent with their own values, but also to play a more informed role in the way food is produced and distributed. It will appeal to academics, students and policy makers with an interest in traceability, food ethics and food policy.
Publication: Research › Sound/Visual production (digital) – Annual report year: 2010
Implementation of public sustainability policies: The role of street level bureaucrats in organic conversion of Danish institutional kitchens
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2010
Publication: Research › Sound/Visual production (digital) – Annual report year: 2009
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.
Activity: Talks and presentations › Conference presentations
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1435-5655
Springer U K, United Kingdom
BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.171 SNIP 0.462, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed no
Eesti Pollumajandusulikool, Estonia
BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.39 SNIP 0.88, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed no
Journal: Book series