e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Counting on Dinner: Discourses of Science and the Refiguration of Food in USDA Nutrition Guides


My goal in this paper is to demonstrate how discourses of science, in particular a discourse of quantification, change food, and what we know about it. Herein, I use United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food and nutrition guides as sites for the development of an enumerated discourse of food. Since the USDA published its first food guide in 1917 it encouraged the eater to understand food in scientific and numeric terms. As the twentieth century progressed, the USDA continued to figure food using reductive, quantitative language until the food guide pyramid codified the syntax into a visual symbol. I argue that an enumerated discourse fundamentally changes our understanding of food by categorizing food according to scientific principles and properties instead of by season, taste, or cultural experience.

  • CA
  • Concordia_Univ (CA)
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  • ontology
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  • agriculture
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  • semantics
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