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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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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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Perceptions of genetically modified food are informed by more than just science

This article originally appeared in The Conversation and describes work featured in a paper entitled “Not just about “the science”: science education and attitudes to genetically modified foods among women in Australia” that was recently published online by New Genetics and Society http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14636778.2017.1287561. We also prepared a short You Tube video summary. Perceptions of genetically modified […]

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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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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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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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UVM Food Systems Summit Keynote Q&A with Rachel Ankeny

Professor Rachel Ankeny, convener of the Food Values Research Group, will be a keynote speaker at the 2016 University of Vermont Food Systems Summit, June 14-15. The summit will explore the central question “What makes food good?” In advance of her keynote, Rachel spoke with the UVM Food Systems Initiative about multidisciplinary food studies, GMOs, food ethics, and […]

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