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The Art of Adaptation: Future Food & Biodiversity

Please note this event will take place on the lower ground floor and there is no step free access. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult after 9pm.
Past event - 2019
22 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9:30pm
The Lord Roberts, 24 Broad Street,
Nottingham NG1 3AN
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In an ever-changing world, its inhabitants must adapt to survive.

How have lizards adapted to tree branches in the Caribbean? How have chickens adapted to disease in Africa? And how do we adapt to feeding an ever-expanding global population? Join the Planet Earth team for a pint as we learn from our three fascinating speakers. From finding out about the evolution of tropical lizards, to disease-resistant "super-chickens", we have it all! It is not just animals that we need to think about though, come and hear about the development of future foods to create a healthy us and planet!

A sustainable food future

Tim Finnigan (Technical Innovation Director for Quorn)
Something is broken in the way we produce and consume our food. We can no longer separate our dietary choices from their impact on the health of our bodies and of the planet. We need to shift the balance by eating less and better quality meat – and sometimes none at all. We need new ideas and new and healthy proteins with a low environmental impact to help us achieve this. Quorn foods are already helping – but how has this been achieved? What is behind this exciting application of biotechnology? And what are the challenges faced in establishing this world leading brand?

How the Chicken Conquered the World

Prof Olivier Hanotte (Professor of Genetics & Conservation)
From the Asian jungle to our kitchen, the chicken has become a symbol of our 21st-century human societies. The bird is a saviour: feeding the world, alleviating poverty, and empowering women. We have become so interdependent, that if we were to lose this bird, it might trigger our own species extinction. A remarkable bird, indeed. But how did the chicken become so important to us and what makes its reign possible? Is it thanks to its genetics, human ingenuity, or both?

Cold Blood in a Hot World

Dr. Adam Algar (Associate Professor in Ecology)
Rising temperatures, driven by climate change and Nutella*, threaten biodiversity, but are rising temperatures such a problem? In this talk we will travel from the islands of the Caribbean to the forests of Southeast Asia, to the virtual world of ‘The Cloud’ to discover what lizards can tell us about the future of biodiversity in a warming world, and learn what hazelnut spread has to do with it.

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