Feeding the World – Science or Reliance on Nature – 6pm, Wednesday 8th February

A picture of lots of different food groups arranged on displayJoin us at Dundee Science Centre on Wednesday 8th February for this talk from Dr. Tim George from the James Hutton Institute.

For the last 10,000 years humans have been growing crops for food and trade, but only in the last 200 years have we industrialised fertilizer production to sustain this.  In just two centuries, we have all but used up our readily-available mineral resources and created a number of environmental problems.

This talk will discuss, how different fertilizers (inorganic fertilizer, animal manure, green manure, human waste and urban waste) and technological interventions, including plant breeding and engineering solutions, can be used to improve the use of our natural resources.

The talk will be hosted in our regular venue, the delightful Infusions Coffee Shop, inside Dundee Science Centre – Sensation. Doors open at 5.30pm when the cafe will be serving drinks and snacks, and yes, you will be able to treat yourself to a hot chocolate!

This is a FREE event and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.

If you can’t make it be will be tweeting live from the event from the @revealsresearch Twitter account. To view these tweets and to join the online discussion you can use the hashtag #CafeSciDundee.