Food and Health

13 from June 2021 from 19:35 to 20:15

Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) - Microtalks

In person (by prior registration)

Debunking myths about livestock farming

By Marta Terré and Anna Arís, Institute of Agri-Food Research and Technology (IRTA).

Society is becoming increasingly urban and city life has distanced it from the rural world. This fact makes it difficult to understand certain livestock farming activities and encourages the emergence of myths that have no scientific basis. In this microchat, you will understand aspects of animal production that you may not have known about and discover some of the false myths surrounding this activity.

Synchrotron light to improve nutrition

By Ana Belén Martínez Bonillo, ALBA Synchrotron.

How does the ALBA Synchrotron help to improve our diet? The X-rays generated in this unique scientific infrastructure allow us to discover new properties to contribute to a healthier and more sustainable diet. In this activity you will learn what a synchrotron is and how its light is used for research in many areas of our lives, such as food.

From the plate to the brain

By Aleix Sala, BarcelonaBeta Brain Research Center (BBRC).

The quality of the dietary fat we eat is an important determinant of health and the development of diseases. Omega-3 acids are a type of fat from oily fish and vegetables such as walnuts and flaxseeds, which may have neuroprotective properties. Find out how these fats may help delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease symptoms.

Presented by Paula Montilla Mateu, with the collaboration of the Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica (ACCC).

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This activity will take place in courtyard 1 of the ICM-CSIC.

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