Grantham Scholars presented their perspective on future food systems as part of a UK-wide series of science events.
Pint of Science was held at pubs across the UK, and Grantham Scholars James Lambert and James Thackery took part in the Sheffield leg.
They both spoke at the Doctor’s Orders in Sheffield, on the topic of ‘Food of the Future’. James Lambert talked about how robotics can be used to make farming more sustainable, and James Thackery looked at how we can increase crop yields by developing bigger seeds.
Professor Colin Osborne, Associate Director of the Grantham Centre, also attended with RoboPlant. The world’s first robotic plant, RoboPlant mimics the process of photosynthesis to illustrate how humans could harness the sun’s energy to build a more sustainable future.
Pint of Science events took place between 23 and 25 May 2016 in 20 cities across the UK.
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