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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Agricultural Trade, Policy Reforms, and Global Food Security: A Seminar with Kym Anderson

For the November Food Values Research Group Seminar, we are pleased to present: Agricultural Trade, Policy Reforms, and Global Food Security Professor Kym Anderson, University of Adelaide and Australian National University If global food production is to keep up with the growth in food demand, the productivity of resources employed in agriculture needs to increase. That […]

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What if Ennis and Jack had fished? A Seminar with Professor John Coveney

For the October Food Values Research Group Seminar, we are pleased to present: What if Ennis and Jack had fished? Brokeback Mountain revisited for commensality, companionship and conviviality. Professor John Coveney, Flinders University The book and movie, Brokeback Mountain, provides readers and viewers with the development of a love story between two men, Ennis del […]

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Food Values Research Group in Hobart

The increasing prominence of food politics and visibility of formerly ‘marginal’ food practices provided a focal point for the diversity of issues, from ethical consumption and alternative food networks to food culture in the digital age, addressed by speakers at the ‘Food Politics: From the Margins to the Mainstream’ conference in Hobart on 30 June […]

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Creative City Madness: A Seminar with Jean Duruz

For the September Food Values Research Group Seminar, we are pleased to present: Creative City Madness: Food Trucks and Cultures of Entrepreneurialism Dr. Jean Duruz, University of South Australia This presentation reflects on the recent introduction of “boutique” food trucks to Adelaide’s streets as a state-sponsored strategy for creating “a more vibrant public realm”. To […]

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Understanding Consumer Attitudes to the Use of Genetic Modification

Speaking to delegates from industry, researchers, and investors at the Ag & Foodtech Symposium in Brisbane, Professor Rachel Ankeny explained that the future of genetic modification must include dialogue and debate with the public. Drawing upon the Food Values Research Group’s extensive research, Rachel explained that people’s concerns about GM are not just (or mainly) about […]

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An Avignon Table, 1772-73: A Seminar with Barbara Santich

For the August Food Values Research Group Seminar Series, we are pleased to present: An Avignon Table, 1772-73 Professor Emeritus Barbara Santich The archives Galéan de Gadagne, held in the Vaucluse departmental archives, include a document of great interest to food historians: the accounts of the household of Gaspard II de Fortia de Montréal for […]

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Smoothies as Talismans: The Allure of Superfoods and the Dangers of Nutritional Primitivism

Superfoods are everywhere these days. Once found only in niche health food shops, displays of “exotic” superfoods like açai from the Brazilian Amazon and maca from the Peruvian Andes now appear in supermarket chains, chemists, and convenience stores. One can hardly open a newspaper or magazine without coming across a list of the top superfoods […]

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What Can Governments Do to Address Childhood Obesity? A Community Perspective: A Seminar with Annette Braunack-Mayer and Jackie Street

For the sixth seminar in the Food Values Research Group seminar series, we are pleased to present: What Can Governments Do to Address Childhood Obesity?  A Community Perspective Professor Annette Braunack-Mayer and Dr Jackie Street, University of Adelaide Childhood obesity is a significant challenge for public health internationally. Regulatory measures used by governments offer a potentially effective […]

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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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