Cafe Sci Cambridge: Obscure Crops To Save The World

Join us for this virtual Cafe Sci Cambridge Book Now
Date: 
Tue 11th Aug,
1:00pm to 2:30pm

In highland Ethiopia, a giant banana relative provides the staple food for 20 million people. It’s versatility and resilience, in a country more commonly known for food insecurity, has earned it the title of ‘the Tree Against Hunger’. But outside of Ethiopia, this remarkable plant is barely known.

The Ethiopian banana is not alone. Around the world, more than 30,000 plant species have documented uses, yet day to day we exploit just a handful of these. What does this simplification of our domesticated flora mean for humanity, faced with impending climatic and environmental challenges over the coming century? What will we be eating a century from now?

For this months Cafe Sci Cambridge, join Dr James Borrell, Kew Gardens, to explore this important topic. The event is free to join, but please make sure you book your ticket. Once booked you will receive information on how to join. Please let us know if you have any issues.