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Department of Plant Sciences

Don't miss these sustainable food events

Cambridge Global Food Security (with EIT Food) are running two unmissable events:

At the ‘Amazing Algae’ stand on Saturday 18th May 2019 they 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'.

The 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 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.