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Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

24 July 2019

Take a bite out of climate change at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

We were delighted to partner with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Food Network+ on a stand at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition (RSSSE) this summer.

The RSSSE is the UK’s annual display of its most cutting edge science and technology, Our exhibit focused on how primary food production, food processing and consumer food choices contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. We were highlighting some key examples of innovations to improve sustainability in these areas.

Visitors to our stand found out about different methods of sustainable farming and learned about the relationship between their dietary choices and greenhouse gases. They also had the chance to take the Climate Food Challenge; an interactive game testing knowledge of the varying levels of green house gas emissions produced by different foods. 

Within our exhibit we were delighted to be able to showcase innovation in food production by N8 AgriFood, the University of Lincoln, Entocycle and LettUs Grow with underpinning research from the Universities of Lancaster, Sheffield, Manchester and others.

To coincide with the exhibition our team issued a press release, investigating the environmental impacts of a traditional BBQ, and how you can reduce the green house gas emissions. This has since been picked up by The Telegraph, The Sun and iNews as well as generating an interview with Professor Sarah Bridle on BBC Radio Wales, and with our colleague Dr Ximena Schmidt on ITN and a mention on BBC Breakfast.

The Royal Society also came to Manchester to speak to some of our researchers about the topic for a video that they have since published on their YouTube site with an introduction from Professor Brian Cox.

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