Thursday 10 December is your chance to ask scientists from Wageningen UR everything you’ve always wanted to know about food. How can you see whether a coffee bean really comes from the country claimed on the packaging? How can robots help to separate ripe apples from unripe ones? What are the latest developments in the field of cultured meat and modified plants? What’s the best way to eat a healthy diet? Come to Wageningen Campus from 16.00 onwards and talk to our scientists about food!
Foodcamp has a highly diverse programme, featuring aspects such as food production, developments & innovations, healthy food, eating and shopping habits and ethics. Visit the innovations market and ask a scientist all the questions you have about food, for example. Or come and look around the greenhouses, where researchers can show you the most recent developments in the area of production. Do you have cookbooks that you would like to switch for another? Take them with you for the ‘Cook book swap’ that we organise in the library!
Everyone is welcome at Foodcamp. Registration is not necessary, except for the campus tour.
The campus tour is fully booked. Registration is not necessary anymore.
16:00-21:00 hrs | Forum building
Wageningen UR is a leading institute for research in the field of food. Ask our scientists everything you’ve always wanted to know about the topic of your choice in the series ‘Talk about...’!
16:00-21:00 hrs| Forum building, ground floor
Get up-to-date about the latest innovations in food research, discover new products and ask all your questions to our scientists and students!
17:00 hrs and 18:00 hrs | Start at entrance of Forum building
Scientists from Wageningen UR are working on optimization of food production. They do this for example in our greenhouses, where experiments are performed with different cultivation methods or in the field of genetically modified plants. Learn all about it during one of the tours in the greenhouses.
16:15 hrs (and at 18:00 hrs and 19:00 hrs in Dutch) | Start at the entrance of the library (second floor of Forum building)
How to make children smart? Find the answer in one of our oldest herbals from 1554. Making royal dishes or just ends meet? Take a guided tour among our treasures on food production and uses in beautiful illustrated books, manuscripts and all kinds of illustrations.
16:00-21:00 hrs | Library Forum
Visit the exhibition ‘The culture of food’ in the library: a selection of modern books about the meaning and experience of food in our lives. The displays show models of animals, vegetables and fruits that are on our menu. And do you have cookbooks that you would like to switch for another? Take them with you for the ‘Cook book swap’ that we organise in the library!
16:00-21:00 hrs | Forum building
Louise Fresco, president of the executive board of Wageningen UR, is an internationally renowed expert in the fields of food security. In several videos (partly in English, partly in Dutch), she discusses various topics in the field of food. For instance, she shows how to shop responsibly and she talks about feeding the whole world.
18:00-21:00 hrs | Forum building
Renger Witkamp, professor of Nutrition and Pharmacology, recently gave five lectures at the ‘Universiteit van Nederland’ on the theme ‘What to do and not to do if you want to be healthier?’.
The videos will be shown in Dutch. Please visit the Dutch webpage for more information.
20:00-20:45 hrs | Forum building
Foodcamp is part of the Wageningen Dialogue about food. This is one of the ways that Wageningen UR is meeting the ambition from the Strategic Plan to enter into a dialogue with society about socially relevant issues and concerns that are in our knowledge domain. Arthur Mol, Rector Magnificus and member of the executive board of Wageningen UR, will look back on the dialogue, together with the audience. What have we learned? Where are we now in food and nutrition research and where are we going?
Foodcamp is part of the Wageningen Dialogues. The specially developed app Hapsnapp, which ‘talks’ to users and provides tips about your daily diet, is also part of these dialogues, as is the Nutrition blog, in which researchers from Wageningen blog about their research into food and nutrition (only available in Dutch).
The Wageningen Dialogues are one of the ways that Wageningen UR is meeting the ambition from the Strategic Plan to enter into a dialogue with society about socially relevant issues and concerns that are in our knowledge domain. The aim of the dialogues is to reach shared conclusions or consensus, or prompt new scientific questions.