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Paula Zito

Regional branding of food products and food Geographical Indications, with Dr Paula Caroline Zito

For the Food Values Research Group’s October seminar, we are pleased to welcome Dr Paula Zito. Dr Paula Caroline Zito, Associate Teacher, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide Regional branding of food products and food Geographical Indications This presentation analyses the current laws and regulations in Australia that regulate the usage of Australian regional names on […]

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Food Advertising to Children, with A/Prof Dr Lisa Smithers

For the Food Values Research Group’s October seminar, we are pleased to welcome Dr Lisa Smithers. Food Advertising to Children Dr Lisa Smithers, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Adelaide For many years it has been thought that the advertising of food influences what children eat. In 2012, we systematically reviewed the literature to estimate […]

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Food Values Research Group at 4S 2018, Sydney

Over the last week, members of the Food Values Research Group (FVRG) have been presenting their research and participating in panel discussions at the 2018 4S Conference held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. The theme for this year’s 4S (Society for the Social Studies of Science) conference was “TRANSnational Society and Technology Studies […]

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Sinead Golley

Food avoidance: why are so many of us going gluten free? Dr Sinead Golley

For the Food Values Research Group’s September seminar, we are pleased to welcome Dr Sinead Golley: Food avoidance: why are so many of us going gluten free? Dr Sinead Golley, CSIRO Health & Biosecurity Research conducted by the CSIRO has revealed a significant trend amongst Australian adults to engage in self-prescribed dietary modification through the avoidance of […]

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Professor Eva Kemps

Chocolate, chips, and pizza: It’s just so hard to say ‘no’ | Professor Eva Kemps

For the Food Values Research Group’s August seminar, we are pleased to welcome Professor Eva Kemps: Chocolate, chips, and pizza: It’s just so hard to say ‘no’ Dr Eva Kemps, Professor of Psychology, Flinders University Most people know the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet, yet many find it difficult to do so. One major contributing […]

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Positive Communication in Animal Agriculture – Emily Buddle

A few weeks ago, Emily Buddle, a PhD candidate here at University of Adelaide with the Food Values Research Group, met with a group of dairy farmers and managers from Western Victoria across to the Fleurieu Peninsula who are part of “TRACtion”. These farmers are a group who are passionate and work hard towards continuous improvement […]

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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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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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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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