Behind the #scicomm scenes: Talking to children about meat production

Our group recently had a paper published in the journal Appetite. The personal inspiration for this work came partly from my time working as a PhD student at Sydney and Melbourne shows in the Pigs and People display. We would be on the microphones all the time talking to people about pigs during the show,… Continue reading Behind the #scicomm scenes: Talking to children about meat production

Public perceptions of agriculture: What influences consumer choice?

(this was originally posted in the Food Values Research Group blog, University of Adelaide)   Posted on September 28, 2015 by Heather Bray I was recently invited to be the keynote speaker at Hart Field Day and I’ve been asked to share my presentation. It was a great opportunity to speak to so many growers and… Continue reading Public perceptions of agriculture: What influences consumer choice?

Does ‘getting it wrong’ bring us closer to getting it right?

This morning my twitter feed was swamped with comments from agricultural producers about the new advertisements by Woolworths. The conversation was prompted by a blog post from Lynne Strong on how the advertisements made her feel. As you can see from her blog, Lynne has worked hard to present a very different view of agriculture… Continue reading Does ‘getting it wrong’ bring us closer to getting it right?

Ingredients for learning about food production

One of my favourite cooking utensils is a hand beater that I inherited from my grandmother. All the paint has worn off, but it has a good weight to it and the action still feels smooth. It has a nice sound, and using it reminds me of her and the times I’d help her cook.… Continue reading Ingredients for learning about food production

Look at our tomatoes!

As you’ve probably gathered, I’m not one to miss an opportunity for some agricultural science, whether it’s at work, social occaisons or at home. Recently an opportunity presented itself so I thought I’d share. During the summer school holidays, Boy persuaded me to get some of those ‘kitchen garden’ kits from a popular retailer. They… Continue reading Look at our tomatoes!