New Meetup: The Science of Medicinal Plants, A lecture by Dr. Rainer Bussmann

From: Michael B.
Sent on: Thursday, December 11, 2008 10:02 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Skeptical Society of St. Louis!

What: The Science of Medicinal Plants, A lecture by Dr. Rainer Bussmann

When: January 15,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Dr. Rainer Bussman, William L. Brown Curator of Economic Botany, William L. Brown Center for Plant Genetic Resources will speak as part of the Science Cafe series put on by the Science Center and MOBOT. The lecture is free but food and drink will be available for purchase.

Plants provide humankind with our most basic resources?- food, medicines, fiber, and a whole array of other useful products. Plants provide the molecular basis of many pharmaceuticals, as direct compounds or molecular blueprints. Modern science begins to confirm that the distinction between nutrition and medicine is blurred. More than eighty percent of the world population still depends on plant medicines as their primary health care.

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Learn more here:
http://skeptics.meetup.com/175/calendar/9321329/

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