Protected designation of origin (PDO) is a certification scheme that certifies products by their origin, and is one of several important tools to strengthen the competitiveness of rural areas, especially for small-scale food processing in rural and less-developed areas in Europe.
PhD in Human Geography (2005). She is lecturer at Södertörn University. Her recent study on crucian carp fish focused on gastronomy and consumption in relation to place and society in historical times in the Baltic Sea region. Current research focuses on gastronomy and consumption in relation to space and terroir. She is part of the network The Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape (PECSRL) and the ERG Syal group dealing with local agricultural and food systems .