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From simple to high-tech: technologies that improve lives

We explore how innovations in food-related technologies, from clean-burning stoves to robotic harvesters, have potential to improve lives across the globe and contribute to sustainability and food security.
When Oct 16, 2018
from 05:30 PM to 06:45 PM
Where Department of Plant Sciences Lecture Theatre, Downing Site
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From primitive stoves to smart-fridges, technological innovations are changing the way we interact with our food across the globe. Cheap and simple innovations in developing countries have the potential to improve basic conditions of daily life. High-tech innovations may help us be more sustainable and productive in the West, and have future applications in the developing world. Our experts explore some interesting technological extremes of the food world, and the role they have to play in improving lives and safeguarding our future.


THIS IS A PUBLIC EVENT HOSTED BY CAMBRIDGE GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY. It is part of the University of Cambridge's Festival of Ideas 2018. The theme of the Festival is 'Extremes'.