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WIT team to participate in first virtual Great Agri-Food Debate

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WIT, which won the debate two years ago, is one of six colleges to participate from around Ireland and the UK in the Great Agri-Food Debate 2021

Students of food and agriculture at six third level colleges from across Ireland and the UK, including Waterford Institute of Technology will gather virtually for the 6th Annual Great Agri-Food Debate across three days in March and April.

The Debate is a joint initiative between Dawn Meats & McDonald’s, and this is the first year the competition will be held virtually.

Three-day event

Students from WIT will be joined by five other third level colleges in a competitive programme of debate across between 30 March and 1 April 2021.

Sustainability and its role in the future of the agri-food industry will be central to the discussions, with students debating the following motions:

  • Plastic is not the enemy of our blue planet
  • Lab grown meats will not replace traditional livestock farming systems
  • The livestock sector can meet the requirements for net zero

2019 winners Waterford Institute of Technology, last year’s winners University College Dublin, University of Limerick, Northern Ireland’s College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Dundalk Institute of Technology and University of Aberystwyth will compete across the three days.

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