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Two sustainable food events you won’t want to miss

last modified May 07, 2019 02:27 PM
As a partner in the EIT Food #AnnualFoodAgenda Project, Cambridge Global Food Security is pleased to be launching our second season of public events.

As a partner in the EIT Food #AnnualFoodAgenda Project, Cambridge Global Food Security is pleased to be launching our second season of public events, focused on Food Trends and Future Consumers. Led by IMDEA (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies), the #Annual Food Agenda aims to encourage people to think more about the food they eat and where it comes from. We encourage you to join us to learn more and meet the experts.

At our ‘Amazing Algae’ stand on Saturday 18th May 2019 we will be showing visitors the exciting array of opportunities that algae hold for our future and our food. Algae are a promising renewable source of nutrients, and have great potential to help address issues of food security given our growing global population. We will have hands-on art and craft activities available for children, with the chance to make your very own colourful balloon or pipe cleaner algae! This stand is part of the Festival of Plants in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, where the Head of the Department of Plant Sciences, Professor Alison Smith, will also be giving a short talk on 'Algae for Food'.

Our second open event, ‘Are you ready for a food revolution?’ is a series of short talks by an academic, an industry professional and a new and innovative start-up in 3-D printed food. Taking place in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences on Wednesday 12th June, 4-6pm, this is an opportunity to hear about food trends and the future, with the chance to be actively involved in the discussion. Following the talks, we will be welcoming the audience to join us for drinks and networking.

A second EIT Food initiative we’re proud to launch this spring is ‘The FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Video Infotainment Series’, led by Icelandic company Matis. New 3D Virtual Reality videos on the topic of food sustainability will provide younger generations with valuable insights into where food comes from, its journey from farm to fork, and what our future food might look like. We encourage you to come and try them out at our events, and give your opinions.

EIT Food is a consortium of 55 leading businesses, research centres and universities across Europe. As a founding partner, the University of Cambridge is involved in a wide variety of research and education projects that support the transformation of our food ecosystem to improve our health, our access to quality food and our environment.