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Pint of Science – Sustainable Spuds and other fresh produce

May 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Greenwich has arranged three pint sized sessions of Science and the first of these titled “Sustainable Spuds and other fresh produce” takes place on Monday 20th May.  These sessions aim to communicate contemporary scientific developments to the public in an engaging and approachable way by bringing scientists to the pub!  These sessions take place on three consecutive nights in 24 countries worldwide and in 41 cities across the UK.

The subjects covered in this session are Storage Unwrapped: The humble potato and Waste Unwrapped: the plastic food fight.

Dr Carvalho will talk about the importance of crop storage, providing a case study of the great British staple, the potato.  The talk will include a discussion on the do’s and the don’ts of post harvest storage, its important for food security and how it effects your wallet.

Dr Lorraine Fisher will talk about the challenges facing fruit and vegetable sector to store, package and shelve fresh produce for sale.  The talk will discuss the pros and cons of food packaging, the options and alternatives available, and if they can be feasibly adopted so to reduce plastic pollution but not at the cost of increasing foo waste.

This event takes place at the Command House Pub, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TX.  Doors open at 6.30 pm, the event starts at 7.30 pm and closes at 9.30 pm.  Standard ticket price is £4.

Tickets can be booked here.

Details

Date:
May 20, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

Command House Pub
Dock Road
Chatham, ME4 4TX United Kingdom

Organiser

University of Greenwich
Phone:
01634 883495
Email:
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