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Crop Diseases That Threaten Global Food Security (and Your Breakfast)
July 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pmFree and open to the public
Coffee, oranges, bananas, and potatoes are among the most widely-consumed breakfast foods in the United States. What if these morning staples were to become scarce or unavailable? In this panel discussion, specialists in plant pathology and agriculture will discuss the emerging diseases that pose serious threats to these and other crops, and to the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people involved in their cultivation. The panelists will highlight approaches to understanding the evolution of plant pathogens, tracking how they spread around the globe, and developing strategies to combat plant diseases that are threatening global food production. Panel Discussion. Free and open to the public. Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.