Natural Resources Institute lecture
About This Activity
The NRI held a taster lecture to explain what the NRi are doing in the direction of Food Security in this changing world.
When Did The Activity Take Place?
08 October 2015
Reason(s) For Undertaking The Activity
After taking a year of extended science at university last year, I found Public Health nutrition very interesting. I am keen to find out what the NRI does in order to consider learning more about the food situation. Thinking there may be a possibility of furthering my education in this area.
Knowledge Or Skills Gained
During the lecture I was surprised to learn so much about the shortage of food throughout the world. The waste of food in countries such as the UK was also a shock for me. I will definitely be thinking more about how green I am with my food waste and also packaging and recycling. Learning just how much of a direction we are heading globally, I feel it is important to try and help spread the message to others too.
Impact Of The Activity
Obviously, I would like to get to know NRI so much more and learn from the other lectures what they are finding. Therefore I have written the coming dates in my diary. I will be far more aware now of how I may be able to learn and pass on the message in the future by making presentations to the public or perhaps getting involved in research in latter years.
Globally, the situation with food reaches far wider than simply thinking about what to cook for the evening meal. My education today has impacted my thinking as to just how different we are in the world from our neighbours. I will be interested to keep an eye on current affairs, global warming information regarding growing crops and generally finding out where both the NRI and government are going with their research.