Endangered Foods: The Loss of Agricultural Biodiversity and Slow Extinction of What We Grow and Eat

Monday 24 March 2014 | 12:30-14:30 (including lunch 12:00-12:30 and Q&A)
Building 34, Room 3001, Highfield Campus,
University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

Poster Simran Sethi

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates 75 percent of crop varieties have disappeared since 1900. This shrinkage of genetic variance echoes through every link in our food chain and strips inputs, crops, livestock and aquatic life of their ability to adapt to changes in the environment, thereby putting our entire food supply at risk. This extinction of food is a process: buried in the soil, hidden within feedlots and immersed in the sea. Journalist and educator Simran Sethi will detail this slow loss of biodiversity and explain solutions that are innovative, compelling and delicious.

Simran Sethi is an award-winning journalist, strategist & educator who teaches & reports on sustainability, environmentalism & social media for social change.

Register for the keynote at eventbrite.

more information:
simransethi.com
www.southampton.ac.uk/interdisciplinary
@intersoton & #IDRWeek

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