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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Do Healthy Diets Differ in Their Sensory Characteristics? A Seminar with Dr David Cox

For our June seminar, the Food Values Research Group is pleased to present: Do Healthy Diets Differ in Their Sensory Characteristics? Dr David Cox, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences The relationship between sensory characteristics of foods, healthy diets and weight status is not well established (Cox et al, 2016); however, knowledge could […]

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Food Values Researchers Featured in Lumen Magazine

Dr Susie Chant, a recent Food Values Research Group Phd graduate, was involved in the South Australian local foods phenomenon long before she decided to research and write about the topic. She ran several award-winning restaurants before earning a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence for her dissertation, A History of Local Foods in Australia 1788 – […]

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Mindless Meat Eating: A Seminar with Dr Carolyn Semmler

For our May seminar, the Food Values Research Group is pleased to present: Mindless Meat Eating: The Role of Cognitive Dissonance and Negative Emotions in the Consumption of Animals Dr Carolyn Semmler, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide We consume animals and yet also state that we love, respect and care for them. […]

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Food Values Seminar with Prof Rachel Ankeny and Dr Heather Bray, April 19, 2017

For the second Food Values Research Group Seminar of 2017, we are pleased to present two talks from the leaders of our research group: Designer babies, human-pig chimeras, and mosquitos: How gene editing is being made public in Australia Dr Heather Bray, Senior Research Fellow, School of Humanities, University of Adelaide Gene editing is a term […]

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Selective Eating and (Dis)Trust in Food: A Seminar with Claude Fischler

For the first Food Values Research Group Seminar of 2017, we are pleased to present: Selective Eating and (Dis)Trust in Food Professor Claude Fischler, Senior Investigator, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Claude Fischler is a French social scientist (sociology, anthropology) senior investigator with CNRS, the French National Science Center and a former director of the […]

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