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This conference, held by the Royal Society, brought together leading experts from industry, government and the wider scientific community to discuss the future of food sources and the human diet in decades to come.
The conference focused on two broad themes: the sustainability and health benefits of plant-based foods, and the application of synthetic biology in food production. The UK’s current standing in terms of food research, technical challenges, changing consumer preferences and public perception, safety and ethical issues, and the regulation of genome edited products was also explored.
Attending this event
This open event was free to attend and intended for those with an interest in food security and novel food technologies, from a variety of backgrounds including academia, industry, government, as well as regulatory and other scientific bodies.
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About the conference series
This meeting forms part of the Royal Society’s Transforming our Future series. The Transforming our Future meetings are unique, high-level events that address scientific and technical challenges of the next decade and bring together leading experts from wider scientific community, industry, government and charities.
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