Food Matters : Life, Science, Diet : Everything.

Saturday afternoon





Saturday 23rd October 14:00 – 15:00 Food Matters Tent, Royal Avenue Gardens, Mayor’s Ave, Dartmouth, Devon. TQ6 9YY FREE


14.00   Food as fuel : powering the human machine.  

Are we really what we eat or can our bodies adapt to different diets? Does healthy eating protect against some illnesses? Will science in the future enable food design at an individual level rather than offer generic guidelines?

Dr Clare Pettinger with Professor Tim Spector OBE and Geetie Singh Watson MBE

in the FOOD MATTERS TENT in Royal Ave Gardens near the Visitor  Centre.

A series of conversations between experts from across the spectrum of food production, preparation and promotion. Sustainability will be our central theme but we will also explore survival and innovation during the Covid lockdown, its possible long term effects on the food industry and shine light on the science of human nutrition. With audience participation very much encouraged we aim to provide an entertaining and friendly exchange of ideas and discussion because, well, Food Matters!

The format is primarily a conversation between a host and 2-3 experts for 20 mins followed by an opportunity for the audience to get involved. Food Matters is a unique part of our Food Festival. In a spirit of sharing knowledge and public debate we make no charge for entry but need to ask for donations to cover our costs. Please give generously.

Seats cannot be booked so come early to secure a place. Entry will be allowed from 10 mins before the start of a new session. There will be around 20 standing places.