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The Science of Food: From Paddock to Plate

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Online
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When

Every day, 12pm to 1pm Thursday 14 January to Thursday 25 February

Panelists:

  • David Bucca - CEO of Change Foods

  • Philip Ellery - Founder and CSO of Sustinent

  • Prof Michelle Colgrave - Future Protein Lead at CSIRO

  • Gordon Black - CEO of East West Capital Limited

Moderator: Melissa Verdino, Program Manager at Cicada Innovations

The fruits, vegetables and animal products we see on supermarket shelves today are the result of countless iterations of selective breeding. In fact, farmers have been using this methodology to improve plant and animal characteristics for thousands of years. Breeding methods have become increasingly sophisticated — today, not only can scientists can use biotechnology as a tool to accelerate the improvement of these commodities, but they can create entirely new ones.

We’re only just beginning to explore the full spectrum of applications in our food system. Advances in biotechnology have the potential to help protect our environment, feed our ever-growing population and to do so in the face of a future which is significantly impacted by climate change.

But along with these incredible opportunities to transform the way we grow and eat food come big challenges, especially around the adoption and the public perception of some of these technologies.

We're going to unpack some of these opportunities and learn about what the future of food is going to look like.

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