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From the Wild to the Plate

Since we don't do much in the St. Charles area, I wanted to post the couple Academy events that are happening out that way to give folks who live there a chance to participate in more Nerdy Girls Society events.

Featured Speaker: Patti Wright, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Languages, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Food Crops of American origin—chocolate, chili peppers, corn, manioc, peanuts, potatoes, squashes, and tomatoes—provide nourishment and dietary variety to millions of people throughout the world. Have you ever wondered how the tomato, once considered unfit to eat, became the most common garden item in the U.S.? Did you know that corn is a grass? What is manioc? Join us for a discussion of the myth, history, and biology associated with some of our favorite foods.

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  • Carolyn N.

    I am here at the back table - come say hi!!!!

    August 4, 2014

  • Carolyn N.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight! The talk begins at 7 pm, so we'll meet earlier (sometime between 6:30 and 6:45) to get seats together and chat. I'll be working for the folks putting this event on, so please don't be offended when I can't chat too much!

    August 4, 2014

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