The University of Cambridge Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre held a public event in Cambridge on Saturday 7th December at the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre. This was the last event run in Cambridge in the framework of the project EIT Food, Annual Food Agenda project.
The team of the University of Cambridge gave the opportunity to the general public to find out how sustainable their diet is. Using a series of apps and online games the public learned about the impact that food has on the environment and the alternatives that we can all adopt with a view to live well and more sustainably.
Thanks to the location of the event the research group could engage with a large group of people, mostly weekend shoppers, who took notice of our research and some of them stopped and talked to us – even if briefly – about how important food is in their lives, and how much we need to consider both the environment and health when we make some of our food choices.
The results of the games and the numbers on the playing cards allowed the public to see by themselves the nutritional values and the gas emission that certain types of food. Adults and children were surprised by the impact their diet has in the environment.