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GREat Talk at Medway: Food that does good and doesn’t cost the earth.
February 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Food that does good and doesn’t cost the Earth by Dr Parag Acharya on Wednesday 9th February 2022 at 6 pm.
In view of the climate change, most important challenge for global food security is the intensification of food production to sustainably feed around 9.6 billion people by 2050. The land footprint and dietary GHG emissions per capita for animal protein production and consumption in the UK is approximately twice that of plant protein production and consumption. In this GREat Medway talk, Parag will discuss whether plantbased food can be one of the key enablers to reduce the environmental footprint of our current food system and how the University of Greenwich aims to deliver science on how to sustainably make nutritious and tasty foods by understanding the food innovation challenges.
Dr Parag Acharya is the Senior Fellow in Food Innovation at Natural Resources Institute. Previously he worked in food and biotechnology industry sectors in North America and Europe which included working for Unilever Food to deliver novel product and process technologies. As a part of Food and Nutrition Sustainability Initiative (FaNSI), Parag is leading climatesmart food research and innovation program with particular interest in alternative protein based food innovation.
This FREE talk takes place in the Ward Room in Pembroke Building on Medway Campus at 6 pm. The talk will be delivered in accordance with Government Covid-19 guidelines with consideration to social distancing and the wearing of face masks. Attendance is by registration by emailing or by calling 01634 883495. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. There is free parking on the campus after 5 pm.