Papua New Guinea’s ‘Galip Nut’ commercialised
‘Canarium Indicum’ is an agroforestry tree in Papua New Guinea that produces edible nuts and has been the focus of efforts by donor agencies and The National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) to develop as a commercial crop. The first commercial products of the Canarium Indicum tree traditionally known as Galip in PNG was launched in […]
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Australia’s Agriculture Future: Trade, ‘Brand Australia’ and optimism
Global Food Studies partners Professor Kym Anderson AC and Professor Rachel Ankeny contributed to the recently-launched report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) on Australia’s Agriculture Future. According to Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC, the report “helps point the way to maintaining and enhancing our outstanding global reputation in agriculture, while […]
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What food quality means for average consumers in Australia?
Associate Professor Wendy Umberger, Director of Global Food Studies, recently presented her work on consumer demand for quality at the 2015 ABARES Outlook Conference in Canberra between 3-4 March 2015. Prof Umberger pointed out that: consumer perceptions of quality are heteregenous. For some people food quality is more about safety; for others it will be […]
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Food industry in Fiji
Global Food Studies researcher Craig Johns presented his work on “Food industry in Fiji” at GFS Discussion Series on 15 October 2014. His work was part of the ‘Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative’ funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). In addition to Craig Johns, three other Global Food Studies researchers […]
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Learning by doing: Consumer research in Agribusines Master class in Vietnam
Global Food Studies’ Dr Suzie Newman, Associate Professor Wendy Umberger and Dr Dale Yi contributed to the Agribusiness Master Class Program in Hanoi, Vietnam between 2 and 7 June 2014. The program was funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Crawford Fund. Dr Newman was the main coordinator of […]
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Is animal welfare considered in the Food Security concept?
By Risti Permani, Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide. On my recent flight from Adelaide to the Southeast Asian region, I found an interesting article “Finished with Fins at Starwood” published by travel3Sixty, AirAsia’s travel magazine. The article reported that the international hotel chain Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced a total ban on shark […]
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Does food labelling reduce consumers’ health concerns?
Our visitor Associate Professor Sven Anders from the University of Alberta presented his paper “Effects of nutrition label use on consumer diet-health concerns” on Friday 13 June 2014, co-authored with Christiane Schroeter as part of the Interdisciplinary Research Fund (IRF) seminar series. Prof. Anders argued that consumptions trends often tend to be driven by indulgence, […]
Beef clause in trade agreements and challenges for Australian beef industry
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations continue despite criticisms of its effectiveness in providing an alternative pathway towards global economic integration. Pascal Lamy, for example, defines the TPP as “overly focussed on tariffs” (Source: iPolitics). The TPP, which consists of 12 countries including Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United […]
Changes in the global food system and how they may affect you
Director of Global Food Studies, Associate Professor Wendy Umberger delivered her speech “Food for thought: Changes in the global food sytem and how they may affect you” at the inagaural Research 21 Public Lecture Series organised by the Faculty of Professions, University of Adelaide on Thursday evening 29 May 2014. The forum was well-attended by […]
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A new study on animal welfare issues in Australia’s livestock industries
Global Food Studies Director Associate Professor Wendy Umberger and Professor Rachel Ankeny were recently awarded ARC Linkage Grant by the Australia Research Centre (ARC). The three-year project “Getting to the meat of the matter: social and economic issues in animal welfare in Australia’s livestock industries” valued of $287,607 provides an opportunity to understand Australian consumers’ […]
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