Penn State to host international, online foodservice ethics symposium

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The second annual online Interdisciplinary Research Symposium in Foodservice Decisions, which will focus on ethics in foodservice, will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 9.

The event is sponsored by the Food Decisions Research Laboratory in the School of Hospitality Management at Penn State and the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State.

The purpose of the symposium is to gain a collective, interdisciplinary and international understanding of the issues surrounding food ethics in the foodservice environment.

Ethics of foodservice relates to the human conduct along the supply chain of production, distribution, preparation and consumption of food. Food away from home (FAFH), particularly in the foodservice environment, is an increasing proportion of food consumption and expenditure. The complexity of this system, and the significance of FAFH activity in people’s lives, makes this an important discussion.

Amit Sharma, associate professor of hospitality finance and director of the Food Decisions Research Laboratory at Penn State, will serve as moderator.

Panelists will include:

  • Robert Chiles, Penn State
  • Robin DiPietro, University of South Carolina
  • Angeline Jaykumar, University of Pune, India
  • Hema Kesa, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Heather Monteiro, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Kevin Roberts, Kansas State University
  • Laure Saulais, Institut Paul Bocuse, France

Join the symposium from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at or via phone at 1-408-638-0968 (U.S. toll) or 1-646-558-8656 (U.S. toll) using meeting code 829 447 192. Guests may also attend in person in Room 116, Biobehavioral Health Building, University Park. There is no cost to participate in the symposium.

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Last Updated November 30, 2016