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Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health - Arnold Arboretum Lecture

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Emily Monosson, PhD, Environmental Toxicologist, Writer, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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.

Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Sponsor(s): Arnold Arboretum
Time(s): 7:00-8:15pm
Cost: $5; free for Arnold Arboretum members and students
Phone: 617-384-5277

Published on Friday, August 25, 2017.
All information is subject to change.

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