KU Natural History Museum, Hosted by The Commons in Spooner Hall, Endangered Foods: An Evening with Simran Sethi
December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ninety-five percent of the world’s calories now come from only 30 species, and a closer look at America’s cornucopia of grocery store options reveals that our foods are primarily made up of only corn, wheat, rice, palm oil and soybeans. Food itself, the most delicious, diverse varieties of food, are being lost: slowly and irrevocably. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Join us for an evening with award-winning journalist Simran Sethi, author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love – part memoir of a journey to six continents in pursuit of delicious and endangered tastes, and part investigation of the loss of biodiversity from soil to plate.
Books will be available for purchase through the Raven Book Store on site. Edibles and coffee provided by 1900 Barker Bakery and Cafe, Hank Charcuterie, Limestone Pizza Bar Kitchen and Goddard Farm.
This event is co-sponsored by the Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum and the William Allen White Journalism and Mass Communications. This event is hosted by The Commons in Spooner Hall 1340 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045.