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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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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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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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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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ARC Discovery grant success for Prof Rachel Ankeny

Prof Rachel Ankeny was successful in the most recent ARC Discovery Project grant round for her project “Organisms and Us: How Living Things Help Us To Understand Our World” with Prof Michael Dietrich from Arizona State University and A/Prof Sabina Leonelli from the University of Exeter. The project aims to understand how researchers learn from […]

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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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New study: How happy are Aussies to eat insects?

Researchers from the Food Values Research Group are part of a research team led by Associate Professor Kerry Wilkinson, from the University’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine investigating consumer perceptions and attitudes to eating insects. This project will investigate consumers’ perceptions and attitudes towards a range of edible insects (for example crickets, mealworms, ants and […]

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