29 May 2017

Each year, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) research communication contest challenges researchers to tell the story of how their SSHRC-funded research is changing Canadian lives in either 300 words or 3 minutes. 2014 scholar Tammara Soma was amongst this year’s finalists for her video “Closing the Loop: Food Waste and Consumption in Indonesia.” The video questions our assumptions about food consumption and waste patterns in the ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ world. It then explains how a ‘closed loop’ food system where food production, consumption, and waste are all managed together may be a solution to the issue of food waste and food insecurity. Soma was chosen as one of five winners during the final round of the competition, which took place at the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson in early June.

Read about the contest and all the winner here, and watch Tammara’s winning video here

Tammara Soma

Tammara is studying the factors that influence food consumption and food wasting in urban Indonesia and ways to end the dumping of food waste in landfills.

2014 Scholars