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Saturday 26 October: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sainsbury Laboratory , 47 Bateman Street , CB2 1LR

Are you trying to eat more ‘super grains’, like quinoa and millet? Have you considered the impact of your dietary decisions on the Global South? Join us for a panel discussion on the knotty issue of food sustainability – looking at how changes in what we eat affects our health, global and local economies, and the natural world.

The shift towards healthier grains is happening globally, and there are many far reaching repercussions from these shifts. How do we ensure that these dietary changes are truly equitable – does everyone see them as supergrains or is there a stigma against eating ‘hungry rice’? What additional growing and processing facilities may be needed, and how does demand effect the price landscape?

Our cross-disciplinary panel will pull in examples from their research in India, Ethiopia, The Gambia and Senegal, showing how shifting diets affect and are affected by different processing systems, social trends and economic constraints. Millet and quinoa have made it to the UK, but what other healthy grains may be about to appear on our shelves, and what is growing in popularity elsewhere in the world?

Chair: Professor K Narayanan - Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Dr Shailaja Fennell – Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.
Dr Sarah Dalzell - Nutritional Scientist, MRC Nutrition and Bone Health.
Dr. Richard Sidebottom – Researcher, Department of Land Economy.

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Telephone number:
01223 766766

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Age: 16+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free