There are several exciting food sustainability events happening this March at the Cambridge Science Festival. Have a look below at ones you might find interesting, including one hosted by us.
What’s for Supper?
We are holding an interactive family stall, which will have fun food games and quizzes looking at different food choices and their impact on the environment. Suitable for children of all ages. Free, no booking required, more info here.
Saturday 19 March: 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, CB1 1PT
Can we design healthier supermarkets?
Join the Behaviour and Health Research Unit team to explore how seemingly small features of shop design may help people make healthier food choices. Free, no booking required, more info here.
Sunday 20 March: 11:00am – 3:00pm Deakin Centre, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, CB2 OQQ
From bean to bar: the future of chocolate.
Everyone loves chocolate but what does the future hold? Angus Thirlwell, the CEO and co-founder of Hotel Chocolat, will join a plant scientist and a chemical engineer on an expert panel to explore how the supply and demand for chocolate may change in the future, from where and how it is grown to how products are made and who will be eating them. This event is co-hosted by the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment, the CamPlants Hub from the Department of Plant Sciences and the University of Cambridge Strategic Initiative in Global Food Security. Free, booking required via here, more info here.
Tuesday 15 March: 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms , 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW
Eating less meat for planetary and population health: government policy or your choice?
If current trends continue, shifts in global tastes towards Western diets coupled with population growth are predicted to double meat production by 2050. These changes will not only influence people’s health, they will also impact the environment. A panel will explore both the arguments surrounding reduced meat consumption and the role that policy could and should play in changing what people eat. This event is being co-hosted by the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment and the Cambridge Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative. More info here. *this event is now sold out*
Wednesday 9 March: 8:00pm – 9:00pm Mill Lane Lecture Rooms , 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW
There are lots of other food talks happening as part of the festival, have a look a them here.