Plants of Life, Plants of Death Corn, rice and fava beans

When 12 June 2018
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5 pm
Free entry


Some plants that are a common part of our diet are potentially toxic and lethal. This meeting will discuss these important aspects of nutrition, using as examples corn, rice and fava beans. After investigating the ancestral knowledge that warned against overconsumption of these foods and warded o diseases such as pellagra and favisme, it well go on to explore the most recent scienti c implications.

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