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Future food

Thursday, 21 March, 2013 - 19:00 to 20:00

In response to fluctuating food prices and a growing population society is reassessing its’ diet. What is considered normal will change. What might you be tucking into in the future? Two leading experts from Cardiff University describe the innovative solutions science can offer.

This year the world's first burger grown in the laboratory will be eaten in a press conference. Sociologist Dr Neil Stephens has interviewed most of the people in the world making this 'In Vitro Meat'. Tonight he discusses what they are doing, why, and some of the social and ethical issues.

And in the wake of the horse meat scare entrepreneur and molecular biologist Prof Jim Murray, talks about biotechnology in food, from the technology behind GM crops to tests for food safety. How do you test for horse DNA in your dinner, E. coli in your salad or GM genes in your bread?  Should you worry about genes in your food?

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Free, pre-booking required
Food and Technology
Age group: 
Adults, Professionals, Secondary schools, Sixth form students and University students
Contact details
01443 219589
The Lifelong Learning Centre, Gartholwg
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