Where: National Museum of Wales, Cathay Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP
£: Free, but booking in advance is essential
What is it?
On Wednesday 30th November, a panel debate, Come Dine with the Future, will see leading experts discussing how our food might change in the not so distant future.
This special free event will explore food and its sustainability by challenging experts from food-related sectors, in research and industry, to present a menu they think we will be eating in 50 years’ time. The panellists will each present a menu which they think is representative of the future availability and sustainability of our food, and highlight how current research and innovation in their sectors will shape our future food choices.
Food journalist Diane Fresquez, will chair the discussion on future food, including issues around genetically modified organisms, global trade, fish agriculture vs. wild fishing, selective breeding and urban farming.
The panel will include Professor Katherine Denby, University of York, Professor Les Firbank, University of Leeds; Professor Helen Sang, Roslin Institute; Dr Grant Stentiford, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science; and Tom Webster, GrowUpUrban Farms.
Professor Achim Dobermann, director of Rothamsted Research, the UK’s largest and oldest agricultural research station, will review each menu before the chair invites the audience to take part in the discussion. Attendees will then be invited to join the panellists for an informal drinks reception.
This event is a collaboration between the Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon Energy and Environment (NRN-LCEE), and the Royal Society of Biology.
More info: www.rsb.org.uk/events