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Serralves Foundation and Catholic University promote a Cycle of Conversations “Feeding a cause”

January marks the beginning of the Cycle of Conversations about “Feeding a cause”, an initiative of the Serralves Foundation, which has a scientific partnership with the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto.

From January to December 2023, there will be 11 sessions given by professors and researchers from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto, in areas ranging from Psychology to Biotechnology, including Law and Management, with Food as their central theme. The first Conversation is already on January 29th, at 11 am, with Patrícia Oliveira e Silva, director of the Human Neurobehavioral Laboratory (HNL) and deputy director of the Faculty of Education and Psychology at Católica in Porto. The theme will be “How emotions are influenced by what we eat“.

Food, seen from different angles, is the protagonist of this cycle of conversations and, in each session, a different theme will be explored from the perspective of areas of knowledge such as Neurology, Economy, Sustainability, Justice, and Health, among others. many others. The objective is to allow a path of reflection around an area, which raises awareness of current issues and which promotes an integrated vision of Food and how it affects not only our body but also our society.

For Célia Manaia, vice president of the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, this cycle of conversations “brings a panoramic and interdisciplinary look at the subject of Food, ranging from well-being to pleasure and from technological innovation to environmental and social sustainability.” “Through a single theme, bridges and synergies will be created that highlight the importance of food in society, from the impact on our body to all the activities associated with them, namely in economic development, or in job creation”, he adds.

The Cycle of Conversations “Feeding a cause“, an initiative of the Serralves Foundation, has a scientific partnership with the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto and will include 11 sessions, spread over 11 Sundays throughout the year. These sessions will address the following topics: “How emotions are influenced by what we eat” (Patrícia Oliveira e Silva, Faculty of Education and Psychology); “Wine is a simple thing, or maybe not” (Tim Hogg, from Escola Superior de Biotecnologia); “Leguminous without borders: sustainability and resilience in times of crisis” (Marta Vasconcelos, from the Higher School of Biotechnology); “Functionalization of food and health” (Ana Gomes, from the Higher School of Biotechnology); “Citizens and food waste: a legal perspective” (Raquel Carvalho, from the Porto School of the Faculty of Law, and Alexandra Afonso Ribeiro from CETRAD-UTAD); “Consumer trends and choices” (Maria João Monteiro, from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, and a member of Portugal Foods); “Food, Nutrition and Wellness!” (Marta Correia, from the Higher School of Biotechnology); “Economies, agriculture and food security” (Leonardo Costa, from Católica Porto Business School); “Viruses and bacteria (also) make food safe!” (Paula Teixeira, from the Higher School of Biotechnology); “The power of a package! Myths and facts” (Fátima Poças, from Escola Superior de Biotecnologia; “Innovation in sustainability and regeneration” (João Pinto, from Católica Porto Business School) The sessions are free of charge, but require prior registration.

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