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Cornell Plantations Fall Lecture Series: The Audrey O'Connor Lecture featuring author Simran Sethi

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:30pm

Alice Statler Auditorium
7 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Bread, Wine, Chocolate: Saving and Savoring Our Favorite Endangered Foods

Embedded in every conversation about feeding people, conserving natural resources and ensuring a healthy diet, is the threat of losing agricultural biodiversity. Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi spent five years meeting and working with people dedicated to making our food supply more secure, abundant and delicious. Join us as she relates stories from her travels across six continents to interview scientists, farmers, chefs, winemakers, conservationists, and advocates and experts of all types to learn the intimate histories of our foods and ways we can better save—and savor—them.

 Her talk will including a tasting from Finger Lakes Cider House cider, tracing the journey of local historic apples into non-alcoholic shrub and hard cider. Founded by Cornell alumna Melissa Madden and Garrett Moore, the Cider House and their farm, The Good Life, are committed to preserving heirloom apples and biodiversity.

Simran Sethi is an author, journalist, academic associate at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne.


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Cornell Botanic Gardens, Sustainability


CALScomm, Plantations, Cornell Plantations, CALScom, plant science, tci




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Bill Kepner

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Simran Sethi

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University of Melbourne

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