Food, Biodiversity, and Climate Change
Panel Discussion and Reception
6:00 PM Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the Geological Lecture Hall (24 Oxford Street, Cambridge). A reception follows at the Peabody Museum (11 Divinity Avenue). Free and open to the public.
Explore the genetic, agricultural, and culinary history behind two of humankind’s staple foods—millet and wheat.
Learn about the significant differences between ancient and modern grain varieties and why the ancient varieties may be a more effective food source as the planet faces unprecedented climate change. Featuring panelists Jade D’alpoim Guedes, (Harvard Anthropology Ph.D. ’13), Eli Rogosa, Director of the Heritage Grain Conservancy, and moderated by Richard Meadow, Director of the Zooarchaeology Lab at the Peabody Museum and Senior Lecturer on Anthropology at Harvard. Following the presentation, join a reception in the Peabody Museum and sample bread made with ancient grains from Rogosa’s organic farm in western Massachusetts.
Co-sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University and the Harvard Museum of Natural History