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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
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Hunnewell Bldg., Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health

The Arnold Arboretum welcomes Emily Monosson, PhD, Environmental Toxicologist, Writer, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who will give a talk on "Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health."

For more than a century, we have relied on chemical cures to keep our bodies free from disease and our farms free from bugs and weeds. We rarely consider human and agricultural health together, but both are based on the same ecology, and both are being threatened by organisms that have evolved to resist our antibiotics and pesticides. Fortunately, scientists are finding new solutions that work with, rather than against, nature. Emily Monosson will speak about some of science’s most innovative strategies and the growing understanding of how to employ ecology for our own protection. Natural Defense, Monosson’s newest book, will be available for purchase and signing.
Fee Free member and student, $5 nonmember

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

Contact Name: 

Pam Thompson

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

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