Other Palmerston North events

Plastics, plants, and protein

Past event - 2022
10 May 7.30-9.30pm
Focal Point Cinema & Cafe, 223 Cuba Street,
Palmerston North 4410
Sold Out!
Enjoy a relaxed evening and hear from a couple of great researchers.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Plastic pollution solutions

Associate Professor Trisia Farrelly (Co-Director, Political Ecology Research Centre)
Trisia will outline the road travelled from the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in 2014 to the mandate for a legally binding plastic pollution treaty passed earlier this year. She will also discuss the key elements of a comprehensive and effective treaty alongside some potential start-and-strengthen approaches as the treaty is negotiated over the next two years. There will be something in this talk for everyone, including holders of Indigenous and traditional knowledge, citizen scientists, community members, waste workers, private sector, NGOs, researchers, etc.

Plant protein digestion: learning from New Zealand grown quinoa

Dr Caroline Thum (Scientist)
With the rise of consumer demands for plant-based protein and meat alternatives, quinoa has been attracting much research interest for its relatively high protein content and complete amino acid profile. Dr Caroline Thum will discuss the potential uses of plant proteins and how to improve their digestibility.

Dr Caroline Thum is a scientist at AgResearch, Gut models team, located at Te Ohu building, Massey University. Caroline had spent the last 12 years investigating the effects of milk components on gut development and health in early life.