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Science Week 2022 - Tuesday

The Festival of Farming and Food

60 Minute Science  - Food Sustainability - Tuesday, November 15 | 5:30pm - 8pm

The foods that we produce and eat contribute to our health. They also have an impact on our environment. Combating climate change will mean changes to food production and our diets.

At this event, which took place on Tuesday, 15 November, Teagasc speakers addressed questions of food sustainability, safety and environmental effects. There was five-minute talks, each followed by time for audience questions.

The event was hosted by broadcaster Jonathan McCrea and featured the following speakers and topics:  

  • Elena Alexa -Ensuring food safety in the face of climate change
  • Carlos Alvarez - Two birds with one stone: blood-based films, from environmental concern to sustainable solution
  • Sinead McCarthy - Sense & Sustainability: Healthy eating for body and planet
  • Eoghan Corbett - How can horticulture be any greener? Why moss-peat is used and what are the alternatives?
  • Eduarda Neves - Insects as protein for our future generations
  • Diane Purcell-Meyerink - Seaweed for life

This event also had an Irish Sign Language interpreter.

Watch recording of the event below

This event is part of the Festival of Farming and Food sponsored by SFI and Teagasc.