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Crop Diseases That Threaten Global Food Security (and Your Breakfast)

July 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Free 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.

Details

Date:
July 31, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Event Category:
Website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/crop-diseases-threaten-global-food-security-and-your-breakfast

Organizer

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Phone:
(617) 495-3045
Email:
hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu
Website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/

Venue

Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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