Agriculture is at the heart of our food systems and indubitably influences our health; as the Maltese population grows, so too does our dependence on the rural sector to feed and nourish us. This link has planted the seed for Professor Byron Baron’s research at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Biobanking of the University of Malta, which investigates the bond between agricultural practices, our health (particularly colorectal cancer) and Malta’s natural environment. Join his talk on December 5th, 2023, 7pm hosted by the Malta Café Scientifique in Studio B at Spazju Kreattiv to discover how the transition to sustainable agriculture is crucial to ensure the cultivation of nourishing produce, while restoring environmental health and ultimately improving our well-being.
Agriculture, together with forestry and other types of land use are currently responsible for almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. This is primarily from deforestation and emissions from livestock, soil and nutrient management. This is why the European Union is currently developing a number of strategies to encourage the shift to a more sustainable agricultural sector.
However, when it comes to food production and environmental health . Malta faces no little challenges: with its unique ecosystems and limited agricultural lands, Professor Baron will present Malta’s effort in collecting key data about soil, water, crops, wild plants, pollinators, as well as the effectiveness of new technologies and practices to support the change of Maltese agriculture towards a more sustainable and productive sector.
Join this discussion on the beneficial effects of sustainable agriculture on the local environment and the wellbeing of Maltese citizens – everybody is invited as a stakeholder because directly or indirectly, agriculture is our livelihood and the change needed requires everyone’s contribution.
Join the event for a captivating talk as Kristine Pace encourages us to question our perception of cultural heritage and engage in thought-provoking discussions! To stay up to date about events and speakers, check out the Malta Café Scientifique Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Malta.Cafe.Scientifique and website: www.mcs.org.mt/what-we-do/malta-cafe-scientifique/.
Malta Café Scientifique thanks the STEAM project, Spazju Kreattiv for hosting this event, the University of Malta, and the Malta Chamber of Scientists (of which the Café forms part).
Date and Time:
Tuesday 5th December 2023, 7pm
Studio B, Spazju Kreattiv
Free, booking required