Emily Buddle presentingFood Values Research Group graduate researcher Emily Buddle was invited to give a presentation at the Australian White Suffolk Conference in Robe, SA on 11th February 2019.

Her presentation “Consumers, community and farm animal welfare” discussed many of her PhD results including how Australian meat consumers understand farm animal welfare and the role of farm animal welfare activism. Emily focussed her presentation on how food consumption is tied to underlying values and how the actions of citizens and consumers are not the same thing, emphasising the importance of understanding both types of behaviours.

Her presentation was well received, with a number of questions relating to how understandings of farm animal welfare should be discussed within the public space and many of the audience members noting that Emily’s presentation had provided them with a lot to think about.

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For the Food Values Research Group’s first seminar of 2019, we are pleased to welcome Jocelyn Bosse:

Appropriation and Reclamation of the Kakadu Plum

Jocelyn Bosse, TH Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland

The presentation on the access and benefit sharing regimes in Australia focuses on the Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana), a fruit with the highest known vitamin C content in the world. A native food and traditional medicinal plant of Aboriginal communities in the northern parts (‘Top End’) of Australia, the Kakadu plum has been the object of multiple instances of appropriation via intellectual property laws, but more recently, an example of reclamation. In its emergent role in the modern Australian food system, the Kakadu plum finds itself on supermarket shelves and coating the products of commercial aquaculture, but on terms that reinforce traditional connections to country and culture.

Jocelyn Bosse holding kakadu plums

Jocelyn is a PhD candidate on the ARC Laureate Project. Jocelyn is interested in the intersection of biodiscovery research and the patent system. She is undertaking a comparative analysis of the access and benefit sharing (ABS) legislation in Australia, and the implications of the United Nations (UN) Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

She completed her studies at The University of Queensland, where she studied dual Bachelors of Science/Laws (Honours) with a concurrent Diploma of Languages (French). She is a graduate of the UQ Advanced Study Program in Science (ASPinS) and conducted three undergraduate research projects in plant biology and agricultural science. The results of her rice cold tolerance research were published in Crop and Pasture Science in 2016.

When: Wednesday 13th February, 12-1 PM

Where: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide (click here for campus map)

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maca root and powder

Recent research by Adelaide food Values Research Group’s Dr Jessica Loyer and University of Edinbugh’s Dr Christine Knight looks at the role of “nutritional primitivism” in selling “superfoods” such as Andean maca.

In their article, published in Food, Culture, and Society, they investigate roles of nutritional primitivism both as a marketing tool and as a popular social-environmental critique of current health problems and globalised and industrialised agri-food systems. They adopt a critical perspective, exploring the insights and limitations of this sort of approach.

You can read more about their research here.

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Paula Zito

For the Food Values Research Group’s October seminar, we are pleased to welcome Dr Paula Zito. Dr Paula Caroline Zito, Associate Teacher, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide Regional branding of food products and food Geographical Indications This presentation analyses the current laws and regulations in Australia that regulate the usage of Australian regional names on […]

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Child eating chips watching television

For the Food Values Research Group’s October seminar, we are pleased to welcome Dr Lisa Smithers. Food Advertising to Children Dr Lisa Smithers, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Adelaide For many years it has been thought that the advertising of food influences what children eat. In 2012, we systematically reviewed the literature to estimate […]

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Heather and Emily

Over the last week, members of the Food Values Research Group (FVRG) have been presenting their research and participating in panel discussions at the 2018 4S Conference held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. The theme for this year’s 4S (Society for the Social Studies of Science) conference was “TRANSnational Society and Technology Studies […]

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Sinead Golley

For the Food Values Research Group’s September seminar, we are pleased to welcome Dr Sinead Golley: Food avoidance: why are so many of us going gluten free? Dr Sinead Golley, CSIRO Health & Biosecurity Research conducted by the CSIRO has revealed a significant trend amongst Australian adults to engage in self-prescribed dietary modification through the avoidance of […]

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Professor Eva Kemps

For the Food Values Research Group’s August seminar, we are pleased to welcome Professor Eva Kemps: Chocolate, chips, and pizza: It’s just so hard to say ‘no’ Dr Eva Kemps, Professor of Psychology, Flinders University Most people know the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet, yet many find it difficult to do so. One major contributing […]

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    In the modern dietary landscape, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with the dizzying array of celebrity chefs, Instagram famous wellness gurus, and new “clean eating” trends popping up almost weekly. These dietary prescriptions often come with sweeping promises of outrageous cures for everything from autism and asthma, to cancer and depression, a […]

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A few weeks ago, Emily Buddle, a PhD candidate here at University of Adelaide with the Food Values Research Group, met with a group of dairy farmers and managers from Western Victoria across to the Fleurieu Peninsula who are part of “TRACtion”. These farmers are a group who are passionate and work hard towards continuous improvement […]

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