Communication about food and agricultural sciences

Communication about food is increasingly complex in a world of food-related controversies, and increasingly urgent given the centrality of food to human and non-human life. Research projects in this theme may investigate any science-related communication about food and agricultural sciences - among consumers, among food producers such as farmers, fishers and genetic scientists, and at government or corporate levels.

Contact theme convenor Dr Will Grant for more information or click on the tabs below to find people, projects and events associated with this theme.

Photo credit

Image from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) creative commons photostream
The image is from a 2001 hybrid rice promotions campaign in the Philippines and says 'In hybrid rice you win through yield and profit'

News

03
Jun
2015
In a new article for The Conversation, Dr Will Grant examines the ethics and importance of anti-hero intellectual trolls like science journalist John Bohannon, who work to expose...
13
Nov
2014
Science communication student Rosie Avery has won the ANU Apiculture Society's inaugural prize for bee-related scholarship, for three assignments she completed this year in the...
07
Aug
2014
Hybrid rice has potential for improving agriculture in Bangladesh, but there are good reasons farmers won’t plant it, according to research by CPAS PhD student Mofa Shah. Mr Md...
22
May
2014
PhD student Chris McGillion describes the potential for participatory theatre as a means of communicating science in Timor-Leste in a paper pre-published online in May 2014. Co-...
28
Nov
2013
Mr Md. Mofakhrul Islam Shah, a CPAS PhD candidate known to all in the department as Mofa, was this year awarded the Village Dynamics in South Asia (VDSA) Fellowship for his...
13
Jul
2013
An article debunking links between oysters and sexual desire, written by CPAS PhD candidate Penny Wilson last year for The Conversation's 'Monday Medical Myth' series, is now...
11
Oct
2012
Penny Wilson objects to doctors' assumptions about their fat patients in a new piece for 'The Conversation'. Image: Stocky Bodies (Isaac Brown)
24
Jul
2012
Penny Wilson discusses the flaws in healthy eating guidelines in a piece for 'The Conversation'. Image by Peter Guthrie
01
Jun
2012
SCOM2001 (“Practical Skills for Communicating Science”) students hosted the conference Food for Thought on the role of science in food on 31 May 2012. Guest presenters included...
15
Nov
2011
CPAS PhD student Penny Wilson and CPAS academic Will Grant discuss the ecological, economic and health problems of food use-by dates in a piece for The Conversation. They argue...

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