Meat and Potatoes: Changing Diets for Changing Times? | 2019 Cambridge Festival of Ideas


17:30 - 18:45 | 15 October 2019 | Sainsbury Laboratory , Auditorium, 47 Bateman Street, CB2 1LR

Good or bad, sustainable or not? It takes multiple perspectives to capture the scientific, cultural, and political reasons why we eat the way we do, and what future diets might look like. Could different perspectives help to change our views and habits?

Join us at the Festival of Ideas, as Cambridge researchers with different expertise and viewpoints discuss the value and importance of specific foods and food technologies, from canning and refrigeration, to meat and potatoes. Bring your own ideas and questions: we invite you to join the conversations!

This is a Cambridge Global Food Security IRC and gloknos event, supported by the EIT Food #AnnualFoodAgenda project.

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Convener: Dr. Inanna Hamati-Ataya (CRASSH/gloknos)

Panellists: Dr. Helen Anne Curry (History and Philosophy of Science); Prof. Martin Jones (Archaeology); Dr. Pablo Salas (Land Economy); Ms. Lesley Steinitz (History); Prof. James Wood (Veterinary Medicine).

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Picture courtesy of Toby Smith

If you missed the panel conversation, you can read Jacqueline Garget's excellent account of our panelists' interventions in her essay 'What's your Beef?'. Jacqueline is the Research Communications Manager at the University's Office of External Affairs and Communications.

The videos and audio-recordings will soon be made available to the public on gloknos's YouTube Channel and forthcoming podcast 'The Knowledge Nexus'.