Dr. Joe Schwarcz will peak your interest with the "Public Perception of Agriculture - Facts & Myths" where he will trace the path between fear-mongerers and chemical enthusiasts in agriculture.
Repêchage will host a one-day conference titled “Science and Nonsense: Hear from the Experts and Get the Facts about the Beauty Industry.” The presentation will feature keynote speakers, presentations, demos, President’s Award luncheon, new product introductions and a gift bag.
Dr. Joe will explain the truth behind cosmetic ingredients and chemicals and debunk common consumer concerns.
Dr. Joe Schwarcz will present "Alternative Medicine - Hope or Hype?"
Presenter: Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Alternative medicine, integrated medicine, complementary medicine. These terms are widely featured in the media, usually without appropriate critical analysis. There is a great deal of confusion among the public, as well as among physicians, about what the various “alternative” treatments actually encompass and about their safety and efficacy.
Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be presenting a talk on "Scientific Illiteracy"
Why for years and years there were no red M&M's or how do they get that maraschino cherry to float in the syrup inside a Cherry Blossom? What is the link between the bombardier beetle at the V-2 rocket? Why does popcorn pop? Why are there holes in Swiss cheese? Have you ever considered why there are no nuts or grapes in Grape Nuts Flakes or why witches supposedly use broomsticks as a method of transportation? Why did Van Gogh mangle his ear? Were Agatha Christie's accounts of dastardly poisonings based on real science?