One of poverty’s cruelest ironies is that in many countries across the world, the hungriest people are smallholder farmers. In this set of cartoons, find out how the hunger season – the period when a farming family’s crop stockpiles start to run out – affect a family’s ability to survive.
While the desire to be more resourceful with spending is well-established, the concept of ‘bargain hunting’ has evolved as digital technologies, increased competition and shifting consumer priorities change not only how consumers seek value but also how they define it. Checkout this infographic about 20 different ways that value-conscious consumers look for better deals when grocery shopping.
Are you keen to find out what is trending in Home Economics and related fields—that is, the general direction in which Home Economics is moving, and how it is extending its practice and spheres of influence? Then Home Economics Institute of Australia (HEIA) conference is for you. Come along to the beautiful city of Perth to confer with like-minded colleagues who will be both conferring about and setting current and future directions for Home Economics. The conference is being held from Tuesday 30 September to Thursday 2 October 2014 at the Novotel Langley, Perth.
Keynote speakers include:
Michael McQueen, leading specialist in demographic shifts, change management and future trends who has his finger on the pulse when it comes to emerging trends shaping business and culture. Michael has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate change and stay ahead of the curve.
Professor Martin Caraher, professor in food and health policy at the Centre for Food Policy at City University, London, who has extensive experience working on issues related to food poverty, cooking skills, local sustainable food supplies, the role of markets and co-ops in promoting health, farmers markets, food deserts and food access, retail concentration and globalisation.
Dr Rosemary Stanton, one of Australia’s leading nutritionists, who was awarded an Order of Australia for her contributions to public health through nutrition and is an invited member of many committees, including the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Working Committee for the Dietary Guidelines, the University of Adelaide’s Food Futures program and the University of Technology’s Institute for Sustainable Futures.
Dr Christina Pollard, Curtin University, whose work aims to improve our ability to translate important public health food and nutrition research into policy and practice, with a particular interest in improving nutrition for population groups who are vulnerable to poor nutrition due to their social, environmental or economic circumstances.
Professor Mike Daube, Curtin University, is Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute and the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth.
Melinda Tankard Reist, writer, speaker and media commentator, blogger and advocate for women and girls, well known for her work on the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls and efforts to address violence against women–her advocacy for women and girls has included involvement in projects to address poverty, trafficking and sex slavery, and working to highlight and address the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls in Australia and globally.
Professor Samina Yasmeen, Director of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies and lecturer in Political Science and International Relations in the School of Social and Cultural Studies, the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth. Professor Yasmeen is a specialist in political and strategic developments in South Asia (particularly Pakistan), the role of Islam in world politics, and citizenship among immigrant women. Her research on social inclusion and exclusion dynamics focuses primarily on Muslim women and citizenship in Australia.
…and much more!
A report released by the Australian Bureau of Meteroloogy revealed that teenagers and young adults consume more soft drinks, burgers and chips than any other age group. Read more about the findings.
Read about how the savoury biscuit market, although much smaller than that for sweet biscuits and cookies, has been showing a stronger growth rate in many countries, according to Innova Market Insights.
Read about how Chobani will be introducing Greek-style yoghurt pouches to Australia – the new format offers yoghurt lovers a portable, convenient way to consume yoghurt.
Read about how the launches of food and drinks with Vitamin K2 has almost doubled worldwide according to research from Mintel. The global functional food market has been increasing steadily but the increase in new food and drink products containing vitamin K2 have almost doubled globally in the five years to 2012.
Women and water: five facts – view the thought-provoking images that depict facts about women and water. Great stimulus for discussion.
Check out the variety of infographics about water – the thematic information provides visual facts on a range of issues such as water scarcity, climate change, sanitation, water and food and water and disasters. Lots of easy-to-understand information to analyse.