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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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“A magic pill: clean eating and the quest for purity” on ABC’s Blueprint for Living – with Dr Rachel Ankeny

    In the modern dietary landscape, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with the dizzying array of celebrity chefs, Instagram famous wellness gurus, and new “clean eating” trends popping up almost weekly. These dietary prescriptions often come with sweeping promises of outrageous cures for everything from autism and asthma, to cancer and depression, a […]

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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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FVRG recent events and updates

The Food Values Research Group has been fortunate this year to have been joined by some excellent speakers on a range of interesting and varied topics. A few weeks ago, Anthropologist Dr Georgina Drew came to explain and discuss the ways that villagers in India used Gandhian-inspired repertoires of resistance to frame water rights within […]

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