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Film screening - “10 Billion What’s on your plate?”

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Public event
22 March 2018
at The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen
for any member of staff or the general public, anyone interested in the future of agriculture.
10 Billion - What's On Your Plate?

We are pleased to invite you to a screening of “10 Billion What’s on your plate?”, on Thursday 22 March 2018. Doors will be open at 6:30 pm with the event starting at 7:00. The film follows the director, author, and self-proclaimed ‘food fighter’ Valentin Thurn as he travels the world studying the essentials of food production.

How can we best meet every citizens need for healthy food facing our limited resources? In 2050, the population of the world is set to hit a staggering 10 billion. According to experts, this, coupled with climate and soil challenges, will lead to serious food shortages. We have to decide now how we want to shape the future of agriculture.

Amidst heated debate (and a fair bit of hot air), comes this clear-headed exploration of global food production and distribution, which investigates different innovations and visions for our future – including artificial meat, insects, industrial farming and urban gardening.

The film has been provided by Take One Action, the organisation curates annual film festivals to inspire people to change the world, and year-round conversations to empower them to actually do so, starting from where they are. For more information visit https://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/.

The screening forms part of Aberdeen Climate Week, the complete events programme can be found here at https://www.climateweekaberdeen.org/.

If interested, please register for the event here.


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.