A new publication from the Food Values Research Group examines the idea of ethical food labels as pedagogy (or a way of teaching). This book chapter draws on the idea of food labels as boundary objects that can be interpreted differently by different communities, in particular food producers and consumers, and looked at how ethical food labels are being interpreted based on both research literature and our own research. Case studies presented in the chapter are genetically-modified foods and foods with animal welfare claims.
This book chapter is one of the first scholarly works to be published from the ARC Discovery Project “What shall we have for tea? Toward a new discourse of food ethics in contemporary Australia” (DP110105062). It features in “Food Pedagogies”, Edited by Rick Flowers and Elaine Swan and is available through Ashgate Publishers.