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.