SA Breakfast Thursday 27 April with Dr Heather Bray - The University of Adelaide

27 Apr 17

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Venue: The Playford, 120 North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Members $65, Non-members $90 & Students $36

Topic: "What are they thinking!? Understanding consumer attitudes to food production"

Dr Heather Bray is a researcher exploring community understandings of, and attitudes to, the role of science and technology in food production, in particular genetically-modified crops and food, and farm animal welfare.

She has recently returned to full-time research after working for over 10 years in science communication, developing community engagement programs for agricultural research centres that use complex and controversial technologies. Her background is in agricultural science and she has worked as an animal scientist in both Australia and the Netherlands.

Consumers want a lot from their food these days: sustainable and ethical as well as affordable and nutritious. However consumers' ideas about sustainable and ethical production sometimes seem at odds with those of industry, and have the potential to affect the viability of food production through increased regulation or outright rejection of certain farming practices. Dr Heather Bray from the University of Adelaide's Food Values Research Group has been examining attitudes to genetically-modified crops and livestock welfare and how they fit with ideas of ethical consumption, with a view to understanding how consumers form particular views about different food production systems. In addition to sharing some of her research findings, Dr Bray will also discuss current thinking on how to engage consumers in discussions about potentially contentious issues in food production.

​​Registration Information
Location: The Playford, 120 North Terrace, Adelaide
Dress Code: Business Attire
Date: Thursday 27 April 2017
Time: 7:00 am registration conclude by 9:00 am
Included: Hot Breakfast

RSVP: Monday 24 April 2017

Register early to avoid disappointment and please advise dietary requirements.

Cost: Members $65, Non-members $90 & Students $35 (price per person).

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