Eat wise, cook with MAGIC

Run time: 11:00 – 12:00

This year’s Presidential Address for Agriculture and Food will feature MAGIC (Meso-American Gone International Crops) which began gaining favour in kitchens across Europe over 500 years ago.

Our nation’s favourite pulse, the common bean, is one example, along with tomato, potato, chilli pepper, maize, squash, avocado, chocolate and vanilla.

Today, we know these diverse crops as super ingredients for tasty and comforting food. Yet researchers have shown that 9 out of 10 of us would be healthier by doubling our weekly intake of soluble fibre. Beans in tomato sauce is a great option, especially when eaten for breakfast and boosted with whole wheat toast, yoghurt and an egg.

 Join Eric Holub as he discusses how old-school genetics, cooking from scratch, working with farmers, and systems thinking could help change our hunger for saucy beans at breakfast, lunch and tea time. Find out how eating MAGIC diversity, we can help our food system better serve public health using seed, soil and British sunshine.
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15 September 2024 - 11:00
University House Great Hall, UEL Stratford Campus