About 12,000 years ago, early humans began directly shaping nature through selective breeding of plants and animals. This moment in time is called the Agricultural Revolution. What humans eat today, in Chicago and around the globe, is a direct result of the advances made thousands of years before any of us were ever born. But the truth is that the Agricultural Revolution never stopped. In some ways, it’s just begun…
Join Professor Lisa Ainsworth (Plant Biology, University of Illinois and USDA ARS) for a journey that will take us through the past, present, and even the future. Learn how our distant ancestors changed the course of history through selective plant breeding. Uncover how genetically modified plants are created and consumed today. And discover how humanity will meet some of the vast challenges of the future with plant engineering!
Tuesday, October 27 from 4:00pm-5:00pm CT, C2ST Facebook Live & C2ST TV Youtube Live.
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