Perceptions of genetically modified food are informed by more than just science

This article originally appeared in The Conversation and describes work featured in a paper entitled “Not just about “the science”: science education and attitudes to genetically modified foods among women in Australia” that was recently published online by New Genetics and Society http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14636778.2017.1287561. We also prepared a short You Tube video summary. Perceptions of genetically modified […]

Posted in Media, Research | Tagged , , , , , |

Leave a comment

It’s complicated: Australia’s relationship with eating meat

Ahead of a new documentary series on SBS about meat, Rachel and I were invited to write a piece for The Conversation, which is reproduced here (without the embedded videos).   It’s complicated: Australia’s relationship with eating meat Heather Bray, University of Adelaide and Rachel A. Ankeny, University of Adelaide Australia has a long-standing history […]

Posted in Media, Research | Tagged |

Leave a comment

Catalyst looks at CRISPR, with expert comment from Prof Rachel Ankeny

On Tuesday the 30th of August, the ABC’s science program Catalyst ran a piece on gene editing, with a particular focus on one of the newest tools CRISPR-Cas9. Gene editing tools such as CRISPR-Cas9, often just referred to as CRISPR, allow scientists to cut the DNA within an organism’s genome in a specific place, using […]

Posted in Interview, Media, Research | Tagged , , , , |

Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in Interview, Media | Tagged , , , |

Leave a comment

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. […]

Posted in Event, Presentation | Tagged , , , , |

Leave a comment

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:

Posted in Media, Research | Tagged , , , , |

Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in Event | Tagged |

Leave a comment

What do food labels teach people about food ethics?

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 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged |

1 Comment

‘Ethical’ shoppers find food labelling inadequate

(This post was originally posted on University of Adelaide News & Events on Tuesday, 10 November and was written by David Ellis, Media Officer) Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found that despite growing interest among shoppers to make ethical food choices, they feel that food labelling is not empowering them to do so. As part […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged |

Leave a comment

Public perceptions of agriculture: What influences consumer choice?

I was recently invited to be the keynote speaker at Hart Field Day and I’ve been asked to share my presentation. It was a great opportunity to speak to so many growers and definitely the best view I’ve ever had for a talk! Thank you to the Hart Field Day Board for giving me the opportunity to […]

Posted in Event, Presentation | Tagged , , , |

2 Comments