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Good bugs, bad bugs – preserving and fermenting food in glass

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Join us virtually for our National Science Week event Good bugs, bad bugs – preserving and fermenting food in glass.

Some bacteria are good – for example they live in our gut and help us digest food or they help us preserve food safely through fermentation. Other bacteria can make us very sick through food poisoning and you can learn how to avoid being one of the estimated 4.1 million cases a year in. Find out the important role that glass plays in fermenting, storing and preserving food safely.

Events include:

  • A free National Science Week pre-briefing webinar for teachers via Zoom  3.30pm to 4.30pm Wednesday 10 August presented by Assoc Prof Julian Cox our Scientific Director together with our member the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.  We will cover the science behind fermenting and preserving food in glass as well as simple lesson plans and classroom activities and will answer any questions. Register here
  • A fun live event for all the family on Facebook – on the EHA Facebook page 3pm to 4pm Saturday 13 August at the beginning of National Science Week presented by Assoc Prof Julian Cox together with our member Environmental Health Australia. If you can’t make it live a recording on the EHA Facebook page will be available all week.
  • During National Science Week listen to the special Jam Pakt radio program about food safety written by and for First Nations people and broadcast on 265 First Nations radio stations throughout Australia as well as community radio that broadcast First Nations’ programs catch up with it here

If you have any questions please email.

This National Science Week event received grant funding from the Australian Government.