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Teen SciCafe: The Raw Truth about Cooking

Part of Teen SciCafe

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Table with many pieces of avocado on toast all dressed elegantly with vegetables and greens. Courtesy of Brent Hofacker/Flickr

Speaker: Rachel Carmody 

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.


Students 14 and over

(Adults 21 and over should RSVP for our monthly SciCafe events.)


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Tickets and refreshments are free:

RSVP by March 5 to ensure a spot.

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

This SciCafe is presented in collaboration with The Leakey Foundation.