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Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Event Start: Jun 06, 2017 1:00 pm
Location: Botterell Hall, Room B139


Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Director, Office for Science and Society
McGill University,
Montreal, QC



Hey! There Are Cockroaches in My Chocolate Ice Cream!

No, there really are no cockroaches in chocolate ice cream.  But one of my radio listeners did jump to this conclusion after misinterpreting what had been said about a certain food colorant.  Being on one end of a microphone and in front of television cameras for over thirty years has afforded some fascinating insight into the public’s perception of science.  It has also provided an opportunity to separate sense from nonsense in areas ranging from nutrition and medications to cosmetics and pesticides.  This highly visual and entertaining presentation examines some serious as well as some frivolous experiences in dealing with the public and emphasizes the importance of fostering critical thinking.

 



Tuesday, June 6th, 2016
1:00 - 2:00pm
Botterell Hall, Room B139