(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?
I’ve got a new blog for work – yes another one – but this one is an official University of Adelaide blog and its for our whole group so it’s pretty cool. I’ll copy some posts here from time to time. This one relates to a radio interview I did about science and the public… Continue reading Talking about public understanding of science with Victoria Country Hour
People who know me know how excited I get by ideas. The pace and pitch of my voice increases and my hands move wildly like the lovechild of Peter Garrett and Kermit the Frog. My mind leaps from one thing to another as I furiously try to fit all of these new pieces into an… Continue reading ScienceOnline made my head explode!
Today I butted in on a twitter conversation. [View the story “So what is permeate?” on Storify] The question that caught my eye was this: What is permeate? I’ve been following the discussion about permeate and I knew that Lynne Strong from Clover Hill Dairies had recently posted something on the subject. Now my friends… Continue reading So, what IS permeate?
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?
This post was first published on the Letters to Sir David Attenborough blog set up by my ASC pals @upulie and @ScientistMags. Dear Sir David Everyone has a collection of Very Special Things. These are the precious things, the first things into the car when a bushfire looms along with the kids and the pets.… Continue reading Dear Sir David
Last week I went to the Australian Science Communicators conference in Sydney. I’ve been to lots of work-related conferences before, but this one felt very different. Perhaps it was because I was presenting my own research, rather than someone elses, for the first time in a long time. But I think the main reason was… Continue reading A room full of friends I’d never met