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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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Prof Rachel Ankeny talks about public attitudes to GM in agriculture on ABC Rural

In a recent article and radio interview with ABC Rural, Prof Rachel Ankeny explained that the public does not necessarily oppose the science and technology of genetic modification (GM), but is concerned with its use in agriculture. Prof Ankeny’s research on community attitudes towards food reveals that people make a distinction between GM science itself and […]

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ACOLA report on Australia’s Agricultural Future

Food Values Research Group convener Professor Rachel Ankeny recently contributed to the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) report Australia’s Agricultural Future. The report was co-authored by a multi-disciplinary team of scholars from across the physical and social sciences, acknowledging the complex nature of questions concerning the future of agriculture in Australia. The report recognised that […]

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Sharing the Table: A Workshop Exploring Agriculture’s Social Licence to Operate

Agriculture’s ‘social licence to operate’ is based on the idea that farmers can run their businesses in a fairly free manner without extensive regulation or government controls, because their operations are based on values shared with the broader public. Originally used in the oil industry, the term is gaining traction within the agricultural sector to […]

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