East Bay Science Cafe - the Humble Spud: The potato’s wonderful history and future feeding the world

Presentation | September 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Christine Hastorf, Department of Anthropology

 Science@Cal

Potatoes are often invisible one one’s plate. Not considered an exotic, it has been a food you can rely on to soothe your soul and stomach. Many have claimed its origin, due to its capacity to keep people alive in so many diverse environments. But its origin history begins 10,000 years ago in highland South America. While introducing the science of the potato and its complexities of diversification, we will learn how it is farmed in its home and how people are helping it adapt to the changing climates of the world.

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM
Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Join us at Cafe Leila on San Pablo Avenue for an evening of science, conversation, and community. Cafe Leila specializes in fresh California Cuisine and artisanal tea drinks.

BYOB (wine and beer) is welcome with purchase of menu item.

 All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

 All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

 Food and Drink available for purchase.

 scienceatcal@berkeley.edu