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Loss of Agricultural Biodiversity & Slow Extinction of What We Grow and Eat

Interdisciplinary Research Week 2014 at the University of Southampton

Monday, 24 March 2014 from 12:30 to 14:30 (GMT)

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

Speaker: Simran Sethi

Simran Sethi is an award-winning journalist, strategist & educator who teaches & reports on sustainability, environmentalism & social media for social change. Named: ‘the environmental messenger,’ by Vanity Fair and a: ‘top ten eco-hero of the planet,’ by the Independent, Simran is dedicated to a redefinition of environmentalism that uses innovative forms of engagement and includes voices from diverse rural, urban core and global communities. She is currently working on a book, commissioned by Harper Collins, focused on the loss of biodiversity in food.

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.

Please note that a buffet lunch will be served from 12:00pm-12:30pm. There will also be a Q&A session following Simran's talk. 

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