UNSW hosts Future of Food event for Science Week

Thursday, 22 July, 2021

UNSW hosts Future of Food event for Science Week

UNSW Sydney has announced it will host a range of events for National Science Week, including a discussion on how lab-grown meat might save the planet.

National Science Week, which runs from 14–22 August, is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology with more than 1000 science events happening in 2021. UNSW will host a range of digital events as part of its participation.

Professor Emma Johnston AO, Dean of Science at UNSW Sydney, said the university plays a key role in the country’s annual science celebration.

“It’s an incredible opportunity for us as researchers, educators and communicators to engage with the wider community. Our world-class scientists are making discoveries that will shape our future, and they are passionate about sharing their work. I invite you to explore what we have to offer.”

At The Future of Food event on 16 August, food and health expert Johannes le Coutre and food journalist Joanna Savill will discuss the potential benefits and palatable possibilities of lab-grown food. Le Coutre believes lab-grown meat is changing the conversation around food and promising benefits ranging from ending world hunger to mitigating climate change.

Other topics include why a zero-carbon future is well within the world’s grasp and why space weather is the chief adversary in the quest to set foot on Mars.

This year UNSW events will be streamed online via YouTube and Facebook due to COVID-19 restrictions.

For more details about UNSW-related events, click here.

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