Monthly Archives: May 2016

Not appropriate dinner table conversation? Talking to children about meat

Our recent paper on how Australian families talk about meat production gained a lot of interest in the media. In addition to several radio interviews following the University announcement, we were invited to write a piece for The Conversation, which is reproduced here:

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Engaging the Public in Food Policy Deliberation

Food is of central importance in human lives, and has meanings beyond basic nutrition such as pleasure and community identity. Given the universality of the human connection to food, it is troubling that the general public is often excluded from the creation of food policy, which is generally the domain of elite expert participants. As […]

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UVM Food Systems Summit Keynote Q&A with Rachel Ankeny

Professor Rachel Ankeny, convener of the Food Values Research Group, will be a keynote speaker at the 2016 University of Vermont Food Systems Summit, June 14-15. The summit will explore the central question “What makes food good?” In advance of her keynote, Rachel spoke with the UVM Food Systems Initiative about multidisciplinary food studies, GMOs, food ethics, and […]

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Sustainability for seals or fishers? A seminar with AProf Melissa Nursey-Bray

For the fouth seminar in the Food Values Research Group seminar series, we are pleased to present: Sustainability for Seals or Fishers?: Presenting an assessment of the socio-economic impact of seal populations, South Australia Assoc Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray, The University of Adelaide Seals are a charismatic species often featuring as the poster child for marine environmental protection […]

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