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We admit, he had us at the risk to chocolate. Rob Dunn, one of the most engaging speakers we've had, launches Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future on Thursday, March 16, at 7 pm. Join us and the NCSU Libraries for an interactive and delicious event at the Duke Energy Hall of the Hunt Library.
The event is free to attend, but you MUST pre-register with NCSU. Click this link to RSVP to the event.
First, that 'interactive' part: More and more of our diet depends on fewer and fewer plants and sources, and they are under threat. And, yes, chocolate is one of the threatened end products. The good news is that there are many ways each of us can work to savor and favor a greater diversity of crops, and at the same time, help to study and understand the wild biodiversity on which those crops depend. Rob Dunn's book is one of hope if we take action now. With the launch of Never Out of Season, he begins a new project encouraging us all to grow squash and other plants in order to help save their diverse varieties and study their biology.
How is this a 'delicious' evening? Food and drink samples are provided to show the variety we do not want to lose: chocolate drinks prepared using nearly lost Aztec recipes, beer made using yeasts that were first discovered in wasps and bees, sourdoughs of an unusual origin, fruits once dispersed by giant sloths, sweets whose existence depends upon a very rare bee, and, finally, foods made using microbes that do not yet have a scientific name. (And to have that beer, those 21+ should be sure to bring ID.)
"Part cautionary tale and part call to arms, Rob Dunn's new book vividly exposes the vulnerability of our most important crops. An alarming and illuminating read."―Thor Hanson, author of The Triumph of Seeds.
See our website information on our outside venues - the Hunt Library is a short way down the list, with a map and parking description. It's an exceptional facility.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
NC State, Hunt Library
1070 Partners Way
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