Monthly Archives: June 2016

Foodies and ethics – Prof Rachel Ankeny featured on “The Philosopher’s Zone”

Prof Rachel Ankeny from the Food Values Research Group and Department of History at the University of Adelaide recently appeared on Radio National’s “The Philosopher’s Zone” discussing food ethics. The program begins with an interview with philospher Susan Wolf and her defence of ‘foodies’. She argues that an interest in food, and an enjoyment of food […]

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Phylloxera in the South Australian viticultural imagination: A seminar with Dr William Skinner

For the fifth seminar in the Food Values Research Group seminar series, we are pleased to present: Phylloxera in the South Australian viticultural imagination Dr William Skinner, The University of Adelaide The spread of the phylloxera vineyard root louse from the second half of the nineteenth century onwards represents a fundamental rupture in the world of wine. […]

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How do you choose your food? Ethics, morality, and ‘good’ food

Rachel Ankeny discusses findings about food ethics from the ARC project What Shall We Have for Tea? Toward a New Discourse of Food Ethics in Contemporary Australia, in a piece for The Conversation, which is reproduced here: Tastes like moral superiority: what makes food ‘good’? Rachel A. Ankeny Food choice has become a moral morass. Discussions […]

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