Sustainable food production - Innovation is the key!

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This week, Nýsköpunarvikan or Iceland Innovation Week has been celebrated all over the city. Tomorrow, Friday 20 May, there will be numerous presentations on the agenda related to innovation in the food sector and Matís' presentation will be: Sustainable food production - Innovation is the key! among them.

The event takes place in Gróska idea house in Vatnsmýri, in the hall Fenjamýri on the first floor and starts at 13: 30-15: 00.

Participation in the event is free. welcome!

The event consists of 5 short and fun presentations that deal in one way or another with innovation and sustainability in food production.

The program is as follows:

  • Is innovation good? Sensory evaluation and consumer research. - Aðalheiður Ólafsdóttir
  • Opportunities for innovation in Icelandic vegetables - Eva Margrét Jónudóttir and Ólafur Reykdal
  • What do the protein donations of the future look like? -Margrét Geirsdóttir
  • One person's waste, another person's gold? Sustainable fertilizer production in Iceland -Jónas Baldursson and Eva Margrét Jónudóttir
  • How to talk to children about sustainability and climate change? -Katrín Hulda Gunnarsdóttir

More about the lecture:

Aðalheiður Ólafsdóttir is a real genius in everything to do with sensory evaluation and consumer research, as she intends to educate guests about what these things entail in her talk at Innovation Week; Is innovation good?
Interested parties can also get their sensory skills tested!
"It does not matter if a new product on the market is harmful, free of all the world's flavors and colors, organic and sustainable. If it tastes or smells very bad, it will not do well "

Ólafur Reykdal is a real ball of experience when it comes to researching Icelandic vegetables and grains and Eva Margrét has been doing food research for years!
They will have a very lively talk at Innovation Week where Kahoot will be involved and discuss the countless opportunities that lie in innovation in the vegetable sector!

Margrét Geirsdóttir, a biochemist and general life artist, is currently working hard on the NextGen Proteins project on the protein source of the future together with Birgur Erni Smárason, project manager. She's going to cover what's news about insect protein and spirulina research and even allow guests to taste unconventional proteins!

Jónas Baldursson and Eva Margrét have been working on researching poop and shit for the last few seasons! Of course, it would be more beautiful to talk about organic waste and they do in general.
They are going to show a video in Tik-Tok style about their project on Sustainable Fertilizer Production during Innovation Week. The message is especially relevant at the moment as conditions in the world are making it difficult for everyone to transport fertilizer between countries.

Katrín Hulda and Justine Vanhalst know all about how best and most ingenious it is to educate children and young people about difficult issues such as climate change and sustainability. This winter, they have been working on two different projects with children all over the country and even beyond the country, where they have activated them to put on entrepreneurial glasses and face real challenges - and find real solutions!
Their talk at Innovation Week is about the results of these projects.

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