Last Thursday, July 22, researchers from the Food Science Research Institute (CIAL)-CSIC organized a new session of scientific dissemination through a portfolio of children’s activities at the National Museum of Natural Sciences of the CSIC.
In this activity entitled “The future is in sustainability” 75 children were able to learn how our food has a great impact on the future of the world. For these workshops, different experiments were carried out in which special emphasis was placed on sustainability, different types of agriculture, the use of plastics and the importance of taking care of the planet’s resources. The practical activity focused on DNA as it is the smallest part of our organism and food. We gave them a small survey about the food they ate and whether or not it was sustainable. Since bananas are the most consumed by children, it was chosen to carry out a workshop on DNA extraction.
The children showed a lot of interest in how DNA extraction could provide information that could help in the future with possible diseases and how it is a very important part of the food of the future.