For those who have not heard of the Balmoral Show before, it is Northern Ireland’s largest agricultural event taking place this May 15th-18th just outside the city of Belfast. Highlights of the show include sheep shearing competitions, horse jumping events, award winning locally-produced food, and many more fun games and attractions for children and adults.

This year, the PROTECTED team will be in attendance in affiliation with the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast. PROTECTED Early Stage Researchers, Melissa Kelly, Mazia Amber and Tobi Kolawole will be demonstrating some fun and exciting laboratory experiments along with Project Manager Katie Austin and Project Coordinator Dr. Lisa Connolly.

Here are some of the fun activities and demonstrations you can look forward to… Learn about how Tobi is making animal feed safer and see his toxin testing demonstration!



Want to learn about hormone damaging chemicals and how you might avoid them in everyday life? Explore the facts with Melissa and then test your knowledge in a quiz with prizes!



Ever wondered if legislation protects us against hormone damaging chemicals? Mazia will be showing us how we need to consider the cocktail effect in a colourful demonstration!

For the kids:
Come and analyse what food dyes are in your sweeties! It’s a hands on fun experiment for the children to try! PROTECTED’s aim is to learn more about how chemicals affect the endocrine system and ensuring the safety of animals and human health.

We are looking forward to demonstrating these fun experiments and meeting you all at the Balmoral Show!