The Food Observatory – ODELA is a well-established research group, associated with
the University of Barcelona’s Department of Social Anthropology, that is interested in
management of knowledge related to food and health.
The Observatory is made up of a team of qualified researchers from various fields
(anthropology, communication, economics, statistics, history, linguistics, nutrition and
sociology), most of whom are associated with Catalan universities and social entities
based in Barcelona. The team has extensive experience in the study of food practices
and attitudes at all stages of the agri-food chain (production, distribution and
consumption) and is at the service of economic and social actors.
Since it was established, the Observatory has carried out and disseminated studies on
ways of life, opinions, perceptions, aspirations, attitudes and consumption practices.
Research is conducted using the most advanced methods (qualitative, quantitative,
traditional and virtual ethnography).