Gene editing for animal welfare: Heather Bray speaks on ABC Radio National

In the latest episode of ABC Radio National program “Science Friction”, Dr Heather Bray weighs in on the topic of gene editing using new CRISPR-CAS9 technology for livestock animal welfare. The episode “Making animals happier? Gene editing in the farm yard”, looks at the history of genetic modification and gene editing science and technology, and asks […]

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Understanding the role of self-deception enhancement bias in South Australian consumers’ stated purchase of organic foods: A Seminar with Sarah Wheeler

For our final seminar of 2017, the Food Values Research Group is pleased to present: Understanding the role of self-deception enhancement bias in South Australian consumers’ stated purchase of organic foods Associate Professor Sarah Wheeler, Centre for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide Consumers around the world are increasingly worried about food safety and quality, […]

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A Comparative Case Study of Ecovillages from the Permaculture Perspective: A Seminar with Jungho Suh

For our November seminar, the Food Values Research Group is pleased to present: A Comparative Case Study of Ecovillages from the Permaculture Perspective Dr Jungho Suh, Lecturer in Geography, Environment and Population, University of Adelaide Permaculture takes a systems approach to sustainable human settlements above and beyond organic food production. Likewise, the ecovillage movement places […]

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Mens’ Cookbooks in the 20th Century: A Seminar with Gerry Groot

For our October seminar, the Food Values Research Group is pleased to present: Mens’ Cookbooks in the 20th Century Dr Gerry Groot, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Department of Asian Studies, University of Adelaide This presentation discusses the ways that men’s cookbooks in English have been treated in the academic literature to-date, and by noting […]

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Researching Values and Meat Consumption: A Seminar with Emily Buddle and Yvette Wijnandts

For the Food Values Research Group’s September seminar, we present a double header featuring the work of two of our advanced postgraduate students. Each talk takes a very different approach to studying values around meat consumption. Where are the women? Intersectionality as a tool to make peace with my inner feminist when talking about meat, […]

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Rachel Ankeny talks free range eggs on Knowing Animals podcast

Prof. Rachel Ankeny recently joined the Knowing Animals podcast to discuss buying free range eggs. The episode focused on her journal article co-authored with Heather Bray. The article is titled ‘Happy Chickens Lay Tastier Eggs: Motivations for Buying Free-range Eggs in Australia’. It was published in the journal Anthrozoos in May 2017. This episode of Knowing Animals is […]

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Exploiting Agrobiodiversity to Generate Resilience – A Seminar with Douglas Bardsley

For our August seminar, the Food Values Research Group is pleased to present: Exploring agrobiodiversity to generate resilience Dr Douglas Bardsley, Senior Lecturer, Geography, Environment & Population, University of Adelaide Diversity within systems provides opportunities for complex adaptative responses to external drivers of change. That is true for agricultural systems where farmers and their associated […]

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Does Nutrition Science (Mis)Inform Our Diets?

We are constantly receiving information on nutrition and food from scientists, government, media, marketers, and our friends and family. But still many of us make poor dietary decisions and fall for diet trends like Paleo, gluten free or superfoods. Does this onslaught of nutrition information (mis)inform our dietary practices? Food Values researcher Dr Jessica Loyer explored […]

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Animal Welfare and “Food Citizenship”

Food Values Research Group convener Professor Rachel Ankeny recently presented a keynote address on animal welfare and consumer attitudes at the Animal Intersections conference (3-5 July) at the University of Adelaide. Her keynote address, “Exploring the Intersections of Consumer and Citizen Attitudes toward Animal Welfare,” discussed the notion of “food citizenship” as a valuable approach to public […]

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Reading (Not-)Eating in the works of Emily and Charlotte Brontë – A Seminar with Sarah Pearce

For our July seminar, the Food Values Research Group is pleased to present: Reading (Not-)Eating in the works of Emily and Charlotte Brontë Ms Sarah Pearce, Doctoral Candidate in English, Flinders University This seminar offers a contemporary feminist reading of the cluster of themes surrounding consumption and food in Jane Eyre (1847) and Villette (1853) by […]

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