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Exploiting Agrobiodiversity to Generate Resilience – A Seminar with Douglas Bardsley

For our August seminar, the Food Values Research Group is pleased to present: Exploring agrobiodiversity to generate resilience Dr Douglas Bardsley, Senior Lecturer, Geography, Environment & Population, University of Adelaide Diversity within systems provides opportunities for complex adaptative responses to external drivers of change. That is true for agricultural systems where farmers and their associated […]

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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 Researchers Featured in Lumen Magazine

Dr Susie Chant, a recent Food Values Research Group Phd graduate, was involved in the South Australian local foods phenomenon long before she decided to research and write about the topic. She ran several award-winning restaurants before earning a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence for her dissertation, A History of Local Foods in Australia 1788 – […]

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Mindless Meat Eating: A Seminar with Dr Carolyn Semmler

For our May seminar, the Food Values Research Group is pleased to present: Mindless Meat Eating: The Role of Cognitive Dissonance and Negative Emotions in the Consumption of Animals Dr Carolyn Semmler, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide We consume animals and yet also state that we love, respect and care for them. […]

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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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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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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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An Avignon Table, 1772-73: A Seminar with Barbara Santich

For the August Food Values Research Group Seminar Series, we are pleased to present: An Avignon Table, 1772-73 Professor Emeritus Barbara Santich The archives Galéan de Gadagne, held in the Vaucluse departmental archives, include a document of great interest to food historians: the accounts of the household of Gaspard II de Fortia de Montréal for […]

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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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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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