National Science Week: Food – different by design, the future is green

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Think you can design a new plant-based future food?? In collaboration with the Australian Society of Plant Scientists, La Trobe University will host an event called ‘The future is green’ so you can design a nutritious and sustainable plant-based future foods with internationally recognized agriculture and food researchers. The event will include activities such as science experiments, demonstration of science equipment and presentations by researchers.

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Date:
Sunday 15 August 2021 02:00 pm until Sunday 15 August 2021 04:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Kim Johnson
k.johnson@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
La Trobe Institute for Agriculture and Food
Type of Event:
Public
Cost:
Free

By the middle of the century there will be almost 10 billion people on Earth – an awful lot of mouths to feed, especially when a warming climate makes agriculture more challenging. Scientists may save the day by helping crop species adapt and thrive as growing conditions change.

The Australian Society of Plant Scientists is organising visits to laboratories and field sites across the country. Through talks, displays and demonstrations they give rare insight into the challenges faced by farmers, and how food scientists are working to help.

Venue

AgriBio building
5 Ring Road, Bundoora, 3086

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