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How flexible are flexitarians? | Dr Lenka Malek

For the Food Values Research Group’s August 2019 seminar, we are pleased to welcome Dr Lenka Malek How flexible are flexitarians? Consumer segmentation based on meat consumption frequency and willingness to make further changes to protein consumption De Lenka Malek, Centre for Global Food and Resources, The University of Adelaide Flexitarians are a growing and largely […]

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June FVRG seminar on Austrian organic farmers as health promoters, with Rebecca Paxton

Mid last month, the Food Values Research group was pleased to host Rebecca Paxton, a doctoral candidate from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. Rebecca presented some of the data she has gathered during her PhD project, looking at holistic/systemic models of health and how Austrian organic farmers incorporate health promotion into […]

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Austrian organic farmers as health promoters | Rebecca Paxton

For the Food Values Research Group’s June 2019 seminar, we are pleased to welcome Rebecca Paxton: Austrian organic farmers as health promoters Rebecca Paxton, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna This presentation explores health promotion as a function of organic agriculture, with a focus on the perceptions and practices of Austrian organic farmers. It […]

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Cultivating Imperial Networks: British Colonial Wine Production at the Cape of Good Hope and South Australia, 1838-1910 | Chelsea Davis

For the Food Values Research Group’s April 2019 seminar, we are pleased to welcome Chelsea Davis: Cultivating Imperial Networks: British Colonial Wine Production at the Cape of Good Hope and South Australia, 1838-1910 Chelsea Davis, George Washington University, Washington D.C. This presentation will focus on the British Empire’s colonial wine industries at the Cape of Good […]

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Reducetarian: Making peace between meat-eaters and vegetarians | Featuring Dr Heather Bray

Few divides seem as unbridgeable as that between vegans and meat-eaters. However, a recent movement known as the “reducetarian” diet aims to do precisely this. GoodFood’s Paula Goodyer recently spoke to Brian Kateman, who spearheads this movement, and Food Values Research Group’s Dr Heather Bray, on how we might begin to build bridges and reduce […]

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Podcast featuring FVRG Meat Paradox Study | VeganSci: Ethics & Evidence

Last year, members of the Food Values Research Group team published a wonderful article exploring the “Meat Paradox,” a term coined to describe the apparent disconnection between people not wanting animals to suffer, yet killing them for food. This paper explored how cognitive dissonance and inconsistencies are rationalised by meat consumers. This research was featured […]

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Consumers, community and farm animal welfare | Emily Buddle

Food 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 […]

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Appropriation and Reclamation of the Kakadu Plum | Jocelyn Bosse

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 […]

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Ethical Eating | Radio Adelaide interview with Dr Rachel Ankeny

“More and more, people are being encouraged to take part in ethical eating not only in their own homes but also when they eat out.  But what is ethical eating and how are more and more restaurants implementing this process. Professor Rachel Ankeny from the University of Adelaide joined Nick and Ian on Breakfast recently to discuss […]

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Nutritional primitivism in superfoods books and maca marketing: new research

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 […]

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