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Session 3 - PPEDG: Translating Research into Teaching: Migration, citizenship and…..chickens

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John will be with us talking about DD213 Environment & society. He’ll talk about how research on factory farms and food borne disease, in particular mega-poultry farms in the UK, has been translated into a teaching format. The focus of the research was the clash between, on the one hand, the affordability of industrially-produced chicken and, on the other hand, food safety, biosecurity and pathogenic risk. Affordability, it seems, comes at a price, and that price is food-borne diseases like Campylobacter: the main cause of food poisoning in the UK, leading to over 20,000 hospitalisations every year and even death in some instances. Churning out a highly perishable product on an industrial scale, it turns out, provides the prime conditions for disease to thrive in ways that pose pathogenic threats to consumers.

Presentation time: 
Thursday, 3 May, 2018 - 10:40
With: 

John Allen

John Allen is Professor of Economic Geography in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He has taught at The Open University for nearly 40 years and has a long-standing commitment to both introductory and interdisciplinary modules in social sciences.

Parvati Raghuram

Parvati Raghuram is Professor of Migration and Geography in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She undertook her first two degrees in India and then migrated to the UK as a spouse.

Tendayi Bloom

Tendayi Bloom is a political and legal theorist - and a lecturer in Politics and International Studies at The Open University. Her work focuses on the relationship between non-citizens and States and she has written on this in a number of capacities.

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