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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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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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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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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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Not appropriate dinner table conversation? Talking to children about meat

Our recent paper on how Australian families talk about meat production gained a lot of interest in the media. In addition to several radio interviews following the University announcement, we were invited to write a piece for The Conversation, which is reproduced here:

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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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Why ‘Big Sugar’ Survives: A Seminar with Dr Roger Knight, March 9, 2016

Food Values Research Group Seminar Series Our new seminar series presented by the Food Values Research Group aims to bring together researchers from diverse fields with an interest in food production and consumption. At our initial seminar in February, we enjoyed engaging presentations from Dr Christine Knight (University of Edinburgh), Ms Jessica Loyer (University of Adelaide), […]

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Inaugural Food Values Research Group Seminar: Wednesday, 10 February, 2016

Announcing the Food Values Research Group Seminar Series This new seminar series presented by the Food Values Research Group aims to bring together researchers from diverse fields with an interest in food production and consumption. We are proud to present two presentations for our initial seminar: Nutritional Primitivism and Superfoods: Between Commodification and Critique Dr […]

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Superfoods in the news

By Jessica Loyer Many Australian consumers think about superfoods as a group of healthy food products with characteristics of both foods and medicines. But as these distinctive foods gain increasing popularity worldwide, the fact that superfoods are also agricultural products embedded in global production and consumption networks becomes more and more significant. In a recent […]

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