Food Biodiversity: Homogeneity and implications for food security

Colin Khoury, of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and a former employee of Tucson’s own Native Seeds/SEARCH, will review evidence of dramatic changes in the genetic diversity of the world’s main food crops and it relevance for human health and food security. Khoury will offer solutions to the narrowing of the diversity of the world’s food supplies and the increasing interdependence on a limited number and range of crops. The talk is sponsored by UA Kellogg Program of the SW Center, WEES Food Systems Scholars, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Native Seeds/SEARCH. Talk is at UA Harvill Building, Rm 404.