Food Security: A Poisoned Chalice of Plant Adaptation
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Food Security: A Poisoned Chalice of Plant Adaptation

 Export to Your Calendar 05/03/2019
When: Tuesday, 5 March 2019
18:00- 19:00
Where: Museum of London
150 London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN
United Kingdom

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Gresham College invite you to their lecture on 5 March 2019. 

Worldwide, over 80 plant species are known to cause poisoning from nitrate accumulation. But droughts are exacerbating this for many staple crops. Even after a drought, the growth in water-stressed crops can result in the build-up of other toxins. Global warming is also helping to spread mycotoxins, with 25 per cent of cereals worldwide estimated to be contaminated and 4.5 billion people exposed to uncontrolled levels. We will need an aggressive strategy to ensure the safety of agricultural yields and food in the future especially in drought- prone and even temperate zones.


No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture. 




More information is available on the Gresham College website

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