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Food for Thought

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17
May

Doors 6.30pm, Event 7-9pm

The Wheatsheaf Hotel 39 George St,
Thebarton SA 5031


Like food? Ever wondered where it comes from and how it has changed over the years? Well worry no more as University of Adelaide scientists take you on a journey through ways our food has evolved over the years and the challenges we now face in getting the most out what we put inside our stomachs. You can also turn the theory into practice with the delicious food trucks and the Wheatsheaf's delectable craft beers available during the night. There will also be games with a chance to win awesome prizes.  Please note this event is only for those aged 18 years and above. 

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Hint of mutant with a CRISPR finish: a look at DNA change in agriculture

Heather Bray (University of Adelaide) , Rachel Burton (ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, University of Adelaide)

Humans have been manipulating the genomes of plants and animals for thousands of years, via domestication, selective breeding and more recently through direct manipulation of the DNA. In this presentation, the science and the history of mutation breeding will be explored. From the use of radiation and chemicals in the 20th century, right through to the latest gene editing techniques such as CRISPR, Rachel and Heather will examine the challenges presented by the techniques, both scientific and social.

17
May

Doors 6.30pm, Event 7-9pm

The Wheatsheaf Hotel 39 George St,
Thebarton SA 5031


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