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The health of native food and native food for health


Dennis, SL, The health of native food and native food for health, 11th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference 2017, 5-7 September 2017, Cairns, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]


Food belonging to country is often limited, endangered or disregarded. Introduced foods dominates the food market and landscape. Native food is suffocated in policies designed to protect introduced food and to legislate the corporate ownership of selling native food. The omissions of native food preservation have eroded from everyday association and impact on the societal consciousness. The intact ecosystems supporting the survival of native food are destroyed in preference for the introduced food. The constraints and destruction of native food remove the choice and sustainability to consume only native food. To begin a reconnection and awareness to native food requires a foundation to start the conversations. An investigation of consuming native food for one month in Tasmania as an Aboriginal researcher has instigated a grassroots approach of awakening absent discussions and the connections to native food in a current context. The results are both exciting and alarming.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Environmental Science Aboriginal Native Food
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural Studies
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Indigenous Health
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions)
UTAS Author:Dennis, SL (Ms Sharon Dennis)
ID Code:124168
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2018-02-12
Last Modified:2018-03-29

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