ODT: Food to be in focus at science festival

John Gibb writes in the Otago Daily Times about this year’s New Zealand International Science Festival, the theme of which will be food.

“Everyday Science: food for thought” will take place from 6-11 July in Dunedin, and will look at how food is produced, prepared, and done so safely.  Festival goers will also have the opportunity to engage in tastings.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“”Festival director Sue Clarke said members of the public often underestimated the amount of behind-the-scenes science and technology involved in producing and protecting food, and this was a chance to have fun and to learn a great deal more.

“Among participants at the festival will be two high-profile overseas speakers, environmental scientist, adventurer and author Tim Jarvis and University of Otago medical graduate and plastic surgeon Andrew Greensmith, festival organisers announced yesterday.

“His most recent expedition was a retracing of polar explorer Sir Douglas Mawson’s journey of 1912-13 in the Antarctic.