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SciCafe: The Raw Truth About Cooking

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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All human cultures use cooking and other means to process food. Why is food processing so universal? And why might it threaten our health today? Rachel Carmody explains how processing increases the calories we extract from food, ways this practice has given humans an evolutionary edge, and why it may present challenges for our present and future.

Frequent Geek Card

Get your card stamped at the information table when you attend SciCafe.

  • Three stamps—get a free drink
  • Five stamps—get a free Frequent Geek T-shirt.
  • All nine stamps— and receive get two tickets to a special exhibition of your choice.
  • Bring three friends who are new to SciCafe to become a "SciCafe Ambassador”—an honor that comes with a free drink!

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Show your SciCafe spirit! Best picture posted on social media using #AMNHSciCafe will be selected at the end of the evening to receive geeky giveaways.

SciCafe: The Raw Truth About Cooking and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

This SciCafe event is presented in collaboration with The Leakey Foundation.