26 April 2017

Talk will explore science behind food industry

Talk will explore science behind food industry

An Abertay University lecturer will host a talk exploring the science of the food industry.

Dr John Grigor of the Division of Food and Drink will speak at a Café Science evening in Dundee on Monday May 8.

The event, organised in partnership with the University of Dundee, will focus on why we choose particular foods and how we change our tastes throughout our lives.

Dr Grigor said his talk will also touch on food sustainability and whether we will ever be convinced to eat insects.

He added: “Choosing, buying and eating foods is an everyday activity we take mostly for granted in the western world.

“Nevertheless, behind the fully stocked supermarket shelves is a sophisticated industry which may know you better than you know yourself.

“I will discuss the science behind our food preferences and how it develops from birth through to old age.

“The talk will also look at how our food choices are influenced by culture, social, personal and emotional preferences.”  

The talk, titled ‘Does the Food Industry Listen to Me?’ is free and begins at 7pm at Avery & Co. at 34 South Tay Street. 

To book visit https://www.cafesciencedundee.co.uk/?p=2197  

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