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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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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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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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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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A ‘Labour of Love’: The politics and pleasures of niche food production, A seminar with Dr Michelle Phillipov

For the Food Values Research Group’s April seminar, we are pleased to welcome Dr Michelle Phillipov. A ‘Labour of Love’: The politics and pleasures of niche food production Dr Michelle Phillipov, School of Humanities, University of Adelaide Popular food media encourages us to “connect” with the sources—and producers—of our food in order to resist the alienation and […]

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Australian Meat Consumers’ Understandings of Farm Animal Welfare: A Seminar with Emily Buddle

For the Food Values Research Group’s second seminar of 2018, we are pleased to welcome our own Emily Buddle! Australian Meat Consumers’ Understandings of Farm Animal Welfare Ms Emily Buddle, PhD Candidate, Food Values Research Group, School of Humanities, University of Adelaide In developed Western societies, raising animals for meat has come under significant public scrutiny in […]

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Why do people keep backyard chooks? A new project in the Food Values Research Group

The Food Values Research Group are currently seeking participants in a new project which aims to understand why people keep chickens, and document related attitudes to, and associated values with having chickens as part of their lives in urban and peri-urban home settings. The welfare of chickens in commercial egg and meat production has been an increasing concern […]

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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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