Talk: Fighting food waste - decoding expiry dates

04 July 2024 11:00 - 11:30 The Royal Society Free Watch online

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024

Ever puzzled over whether your food is still good to eat? Dive into the fascinating world of food spoilage with Solveiga Pakštaitė, a visionary designer and inventor! Learn the secret behind your food’s expiry dates, how they're determined, the history behind their rise and why they matter more than you think.

Solveiga will then unveil her solution to the problem of food waste: the temperature-sensitive Bump by Mimica. It's a game-changer in the fight against food waste, promising to revolutionise how we handle our groceries and reduce unnecessary rubbish.

Don't miss out on this eye-opening journey into the heart of food science and innovation!

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre on Thursday 4 July 2024, 11am - 11:30am. 

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • The room has limited capacity, so we recommend that visitors arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the talk. We operate a first-come, first-served policy
  • This talk will take place in person at the Royal Society and will also be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel
  • Live subtitles will be available in-person and virtually
  • Suitable for students (14+)
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

For all enquiries, please email us.

Image credit: Mimica