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Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

IdRW 2014: Endangered Foods: The Loss of Agricultural Biodiversity & Slow Extinction of What We Grow and Eat Event

Simran Sethi
12:30 - 14:30
24 March 2014
Building 34, Room 3001 University of Southampton Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ Southampton

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Event details

Part of Interdisciplinary Research Week 2014

Speaker: 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.

A buffet lunch will be available from 12:00-12:30pm.

For those of you who may not be able to attend the talk will be streamed live at: 



Speaker information

Simran Sethi,Award-winning journalist, strategist & educator ,Simran teaches & reports on sustainability, environmentalism & social media for social change. Named “the environmental messenger” by Vanity Fair & a “top ten eco-hero of the planet” by the UK’s Guardian, Simran is dedicated to a redefinition of environmentalism that uses innovative forms of engagement & includes voices from the prairie, urban core & global community.

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