Hugh Bunting Lecture - 'Smarter foods - the future for our diet, health and environment.'

Event Date: 
13 Nov 2019 -
17:30 to 21:00
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The 14th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture will be based on the theme; Smarter foods – the future for our diet, health and environment. The event will be jointly organised by the TAA and the University of Reading School of Agriculture, Policy and Development. The venue will b the John Madejski Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building, Early Gate, University of Reading.

The evening will commence at 17.30 for tea and networking in the foyer. At 18.30, Prof Julian Park, Head of School, will welcome delegates. Andrew Bennet, President of TAA, will introduce the speakers: Julie Lovegrove and Chris Reynolds from the University of Reading’s Institute for  Food, Nutrition & Health, and Dr Rajeev Varshney, Research Program Director, Genetic Gains, from ICRISAT. Julie Lovegrove will set the scene with particular reference to the relationship between diets and cardiovascular disease – a major killer, globally. Chris Reynolds will outline the important role of foods from livestock in balanced diets and sustainable production systems  Rajeev will  describe how genomics and molecular science supported plant breeding can increase the nutritional value of traditional foods and promote ‘Smart Food’ diets. The three speakers will form a panel for discussion. The event will conclude with a light buffet and wine reception.

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A pre-lecture tour of the University’s Food Pilot Project will be arranged. Book your place for this visit with Terry Wiles

Booking Information

TAA members and friends welcome. Please book your places via Chloe Duane